I’ve been trying to put myself into the shoes of the people who lost someone on Flight 370. I’ve asked myself how I would feel if someone close to me had been on that flight.
I think at first I would feel denial. That it just could not be true. Then once all the news began breaking, I’d feel hopeful that maybe they’d find something. But I wouldn’t hold out hope for long. Because in cases like this, the result is not usually a good one. So then I would start thinking realistically. I wouldn’t be holed up in an airport in Beijing or in a hotel somewhere in Malaysia waiting to hearing anything. As much as I would love to believe my loved one will return, I know they will not. I think the majority of us knew the true outcome of this event on March 8–the same day it happened.
Weeks have passed and they cannot find this big ass Boeing 777. Is there really a chance they are going to find any survivors? Are we dealing with a real-life “Castaway” scenario here? No, I don’t think so.
I feel deeply sorry for everyone who lost someone on Flight 370. I can understand them wanting to believe people are still alive. I can reason with their imagining that their loved ones have been kidnapped and are being held against their will on a deserted island somewhere. But I wonder how long the wait should be for the call from the kidnappers demanding millions of dollars and a plane ticket to Bora Bora? That call, and no other calls, are coming.
We know this much: there was a Boeing 777 carrying over 200 people flying from Malaysia to China and now the plane and the people are gone. Is it really important to know which way the plane flew? Is it really important to know if the pilots flew the plane to its end on purpose? Or that someone may have stormed the cockpit and took over the flight? If it was terrorism, don’t you think, is as usually the case, some terrorist group would have come forward claiming responsibility for it? Because they are so proud of their evil actions.
If the plane or parts of it are ever found, is it really going to matter? I’m sure it may matter to some who lost a loved one on the plane. But no amount of debris, plane or otherwise, are going to bring those people back.
Relatives of the plane passengers are asking where the proof is that MH370 fell into the ocean. Where is the proof that it DIDN’T? What amazes me is how hardly anyone has thrown out the theory of a possible spontaneous combustion which would literally obliterate the plane and all its contents. Nothing would be found.
So time passes for these people. They need to cope with their losses and move on with their lives. They need to heal however they may.
There is a very strong possibility that nothing from flight MH370 will ever be found. I know for most of us it doesn’t matter. But for others, it matters a lot.