On March 8, 2014 Malaysia Airlines Plane MH370 departed from Kuala Lumpar en route to Beijing carrying 239 people on board. Hauntingly, no one on the plane made it to Beijing, and the plane was never found.
It became aviation’s greatest mystery.. How a plane with over two hundred people on board, exceptional technology to remain in communication, and trained pilots could have disappeared into thin air. Literally.
Among the passengers included Chinese calligraphers, a couple who were on their way home to their young child after they had spent a long delayed honeymoon together. A construction worker who hadn't been home in more than a year. People who had an eager and anxious need to go back home.
On March 4th, 2014 at around 12:14 am, the last words from either the pilot or co-pilot was “Good night Malaysia three seven zero.” authorities reported.
Families were left with so many unanswered questions. Whether to mourn their loved ones or to keep looking for them. For years, no one knew if the passengers on the flight were dead or alive.
On January 17, 2017 almost three years after the plane disappeared without a trace, the governments of Malaysia, China and Australia called off the official search. Australian Transport Safety Bureau stated in their final report that authorities were no closer to knowing where the plane’s exact location was or the reason for disappearance.
Recently a panel of aviation experts revealed they believed the disappearance of MH370 was no accident. It was believed to be a “one in a trillion” chance of an accident. Experts instead believe the pilot, Amhad Shah deliberately ditched the plane in the Indian Ocean, West of Australia. They believe it to have been a murder suicide and that he had crashed the plane in a very deserted place so it would never be found.
Shah was born in July 1961, described as a veteran pilot who joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981. He had three children, was a cook, fisherman, and lived in an upscale home in gated community with his children and wife.
Before the disappearance of the plane there were rumors that surfaced claiming his wife had moved out of the home leaving him.
There is yet to be a proven theory to the disappearance of MH370 and rumors of the pilot are circumstantial. However, it is still clear the most probable cause of the disappearance of the Malaysian plane was an intentional disappearance. Though, we may never know why.
Aamina Guidry is a news writter for CSUITEMUSIC.com