MH370 May Remain A Mystery Forever

25th Dec 2014

The disappearance of MH370 on March 8 this year has baffled even the world experts, as it has not left a single trace despite the extensive search from day one up to this moment.

The doomed airliner and everything in it were never found amidst massive search activities involving more than a dozen teams from various countries including the United States, China, India, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, among others.

The aircraft, a B777 jetliner, was on its way to Beijing when the ground controller lost communication of the flight less than an hour after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crews on board, more than half of whom were Chinese citizens.

Nigel Cawthorne, an Anglo-American writer who authored the book Flight MH370: The Mystery, couldn't agree more with search teams who suggested that the possible location of the wreckage is the southern Indian Ocean.

However, it has been over 9 months since search teams have scoured the areas where the plane could have possibly plunged to its demise—but in vain. No trace of the aircraft or even a telltale sign of its passengers or anything in it was ever found.

The author went on that MH370 may remain a mystery forever, as there's no sensible theory that could explain its whereabouts. He surmised, however, that it could have been buried deep in the Indian Ocean.

He added that it's next to impossible to ever locate the wreckage if indeed it is down there. The Indian Ocean has the world's worst current and the worst weather while its floor is the least studied. Besides, the vast area that the search teams have scoured is the most remote in the world.

He drew comparison with Air France which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009 with 228 people on board. The wreckage was recovered nine months later but the search teams were able to retrieve the black box only after two years despite knowing the exact location of the wreckage five days after the incident.

The author's controversial book drew criticism after it mentioned of a conspiracy theory suggesting the plane was downed by an American warship.

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