The world has to feel compassion for the families and loved ones of the 227 passengers and 12-person crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
When the Boeing 777 vanished March 8 on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, people feared the worst. Then odd news surfaced that the plane possibly veered off course and remained in flight several hours after it allegedly had “disappeared.”
That gave families and friends hope that their loved ones could possibly be alive somewhere. Sadly, though, that hope was taken away Monday with Malaysia’s prime minister, saying satellite data now indicates that the flight went down in the southern Indian Ocean with no survivors.
It’s easy to see how that news emotionally distressed relatives and friends of those on Flight 370 with some making wild accusations against the Chinese and Malaysian governments. No hard evidence has surfaced yet of the plane crashing into the ocean despite intensive search efforts by many countries.
Without a doubt, the missing commercial airliner certainly has captured the attention of people worldwide.
Logical possibilities are quickly being exhausted in this era of surveillance and monitoring of nearly everything high-tech and man-made that moves on the planet. The far-fetched and out-of-this-world possibilities, no matter how improbable, are now becoming more open to discussion — especially for families and friends of those on Flight 370.