Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Where did it go?
Over the last fifty or sixty years, there have been scattered reports of planes and other aircraft simply vanishing without a trace. While you would imagine that this is pretty hard to do, as a plane is a fairly large object, it has happened before and it looks to have happened again.
On the 8th March 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished into thin air. It was en route between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing International Airports. It’s last noted contact with any form of traffic control is less than an hour after it took off.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
The plane, which carried 12 crew and 227 passengers made up from fourteen nations, has been subject to the largest search and rescue effort in human history. This S&R mission took place across the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea. The search has since been expanded to the Strait of Malacca and the Indian Ocean.
Around a week later, on the 15th March, it was believed by experts that the plane had carried across the Malay Peninsula, and then headed north or south for roughly seven hours. The next day, the 16th, saw satellite images pick up debris in the southern Indian Ocean. Following additional searching and activity, the Malaysian government confirmed that the Air Accidents Investigation Branch had concluded beyond “any reasonable doubt” that the plane had crashed into this part of the Indian ocean.
Further searches in the area, as of the 30th March, have shown additional debris show up across satellites from different nations. However, nothing has yet to be positively, 100% confirmed as the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. On the 28th March, the search area was moved 1,100 kilometers north-west of the previous site.
The last words heard spoken were “All right, good night” from the co-pilot. While the search continues, and speculation arises about what may or may not have happened, it’s certainly difficult to pinpoint any more information than what is currently out there.
Facts change daily as more information comes out and images and footage is either heard or seen for the first time. Unfortunately, it looks as if all crew members and passengers have tragically been lost, as the grieving families search for answers through the media.
While there have been mysterious plane disappearances in the recent and distant past, few have as much mystique about them as the Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.