Saturday, March 8, 2014
MAS 777 may have crashed
This morning I told wifey that an MHS plane had been lost. She asked who stole it. I said no, the plane wasn't stolen. It didn't arrive in Beijing early this morning as scheduled.
Then there were rumors that it had landed in Nanning. You know, that is a very Malaysian response. But as the clocks ticked past the hours, we all know the 777-200 would have ran out of fuel.
Now the oil slick. This is absolutely bad. Falling from 35,000 feet can you expect survivors? Now the grim task of finding the wreckage and black boxes.
We used to watch Air Crash Investigations on Natgeo. I have some idea what this is going to be but let's not speculate.
Update: March 9, 8:35am
I saw a few videos reporting this tragedy. The human stories of the loved ones left behind to mourn the loss is heart rending.
All pointers now seem to suggest terrorism as a possible cause. ABC News at that point of the report didn't know about two passengers using stolen passports to get on board.
We had traveled with Malaysia Airlines to Osaka late last year and told ourselves we wouldn't fly with them again if we could help it. Actually our unhappiness had less to do with the airline than KLIA operations. Besides losing our luggage and we weren't the only ones on that flight to suffer that inconvenience. We were appalled at their casualness and inconsistency airport staff went about their jobs. I thought with such sloppy work it was far easier to smuggle a bomb on board a plane than many other airports. In the back of my mind, I felt that this airport is a relatively easier terrorist target. Time will tell if my guess is right and shame on Malaysia aviation authorities if this turned out to be the reason for this crash.
Update: March 9, 10:10 pm
Not surprised that Najib has ordered this.
Posted by PengYou at 8:54 PM