The title of a recently released NBC News article is “Searchers Scour South China Sea for Signs of Missing Jet” (Web-site/URL: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/missing-jet/searchers-scour-south-china-sea-signs-missing-jet-n47516).
“Crews used planes, boats and helicopters to search the South China Sea off of Malaysia Saturday (March 8 2014) for any sign of a Malaysia Airlines plane -– carrying 239 people, including THREE Americans -– that lost contact with air traffic control en route to Beijing more than 12 hours ago”.
“The airline said a search-and-rescue mission was under way for Flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200 and that relatives of those on board were being notified”. “the relatives of those on board” are clearly FRUSTRATED (Web-site/URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI&hd=1).
“Malaysia, Vietnam, China, the Philippines and Singapore all were participating in the search, according to various media reports. Malaysian navy vessels reached the area where the plane last made contact off the country’s (Malaysia’s) northeast coast but didn’t find anything, Reuters reported”.
“As unconfirmed rumors swirled, Malaysian Transport Minister Seri Hishammuddin said at a news briefing in Kuala Lumpur that there was still NO information on wreckage more than 12 hours after the plane broke contact”.
“Andrew Herdman, director-general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, told the BBC on Saturday (March 7 2014)”: “IT IS INDEED A MYSTERY. There’s NO evidence so far of what happened to this aircraft.”
“Herdman said it was shocking that a jet with such sophisticated communications could simply vanish without some sort of signal”. “It’s EXTREMELY unusual, indeed“,….especially given the 777-200’s ” EXTRAORDINARY safety record“.
CNBC‘s Eunice Yoon tweeted: “Reporters listen IN SILENCE to WAILING families of Malaysia Airlines in Beijing hotel“. The families of the missing passengers on Flight #MH370 are HYSTERICAL.
In a statement, the airline (Malaysian Airlines) said: “Our THOUGHTS and PRAYERS are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members“. Unfortunately the more time passes by the more prospects of finding survivors become DIMMER.
“Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia’s Defense Minister and acting transport minister, took to Twitter to say echo the sentiment, saying he was “SHOCKED“. More specifically, Hussein tweeted: “To the family members of the passengers on board- stay calm & only get info fr validated sources. We’ll keep all informed. Prayers with all“.
“Boeing told CNBC it was aware of the report and was MONITORING the situation“. WILL THIS DO ANY GOOD?
Finally, “Michael Palmer, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel, said there were significant weather conditions in the area”. “It’s pretty much CLEAR SKIES” from Kuala Lampur to Vietnam and the rest of Southeast Asia”, We’re NOT YET AT THE PEAK OF TYPHOON SEASON (starting in LATE March-EARLY APRIL, 2014 – early OCTOBER, 2014).
To conclude, “Searchers Scour South China Sea for Signs of Missing Jet” mostly IN VAIN and this will become more so the case as time goes on and the probability of finding survivors DECREASES.