This Missing Malaysian Plane Story Is Very Sad And Perplexing


The LA Times:

BEIJING – As passengers’ relatives waited for news on the Malaysian Airlines jet that went missing Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, reports emerged that military aircraft had spotted two oil slicks off southern Vietnam.

The Associated Press reported that a Vietnamese government statement said the slicks were  each between 6 miles and 9 miles long.  The statement said the slicks were consistent with the kinds that would be left by fuel from a crashed jetliner. 

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 disappeared from radar screens with 239 people on board.

At this point, you need a miracle.  A huge Boeing 777 has gone “missing” and has been “missing” for a day. Lost contact somewhere over Vietnam.  And now they find oil slicks off the coast of Vietnam that look like a slick consistent to that of a crashed jet liner. The flight was carrying 239 people including crew members. How do you lose track of a plane in this day and age?  There has to be a multi-device tracking system.. you’d imagine at least.  Everyone’s asking this question, how do you lose a boeing?  After this tragedy.. and the crash landing of the Asiana Boeing 777 in San Francisco last July, that killed 3, you have to look at this class of Boeings and say that they’re kind of the Fung Wahs of the sky.  Crashing and burning.

But I hope that everyone can say a prayer for these 239 lives, like yours and mine, that are currently in limbo as search efforts continue.