Posted onÂ May 15, 2014byÂ Jean
A Simple Question
The many mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 reveal interesting reminders about the publicâ€™s perception of fact versus fiction, government conspiracies and the media.
The passenger plane was a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft carrying 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 14 nations.
The flight was scheduled to take off on March 8, 2014 from the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, to Chinaâ€™s capital, Beijing. However, it lost control with air traffic control and vanished from radar screens less than an hour after takeoff. No debris from the plane has been found.
The planeâ€™s transponder, which communicates with ground radar, was shut down around an hour into the flight, as the aircraft crossed from Malaysian air traffic control into Vietnamese airspace over the South China Sea.
The Malaysian government has said that air traffic controllers did not realize the disappearance of Flight MH370 until 17 minutes after it went off radar.
The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC), a multinational search team tasked with finding the missing airliner, says a comprehensive search operation could take up to one year.
All hopes have been pinned on the underwater autonomous vehicle Bluefin-21, which is searching the Indian Oceanâ€™s seabed for possible wreckage of the plane.
The largest multinational search and rescue effort in history has been conducted to find the missing plane with no results in sight.