There is plenty of mystery surrounding the 2014 disappearance of the flight, simply because why it went missing and where it went are unknown. From private companies, like the US-based Ocean Infinity, to national governments, such as Australia’s, there has been a near-continual search for the missing plane ever since it was declared missing.
Regardless, it is thought that MH370 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, which makes finding it a big ask. Indeed, radar and satellite data clearly indicate that the plane, flying from Malaysia to China, suddenly turned away from its designated route and flew south into the ocean, whereupon it disappeared from flight radars.
The Indian Ocean crash site was in fact the leading hypothesis long before some wreckage was found on the remote Reunion Island in 2015, something that investigators thought was highly likely to have belonged to the missing aircraft.
Carried there by persistent oceanic currents, it was thought that it might help experts pin down the original crash site. Sadly, three years on, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
As it happens, it’s probably not the best idea to indulge wannabe detectives in their search for the plane.
As noted by the Guardian, family members of the 239 people on board the doomed aircraft have pleaded with the newly elected Malaysian administration to continue the previous administration’s work. The event, clearly, was deeply painful to many, and any semblance of hope may be better than nothing to some.
False hope isn’t a good thing, though. Amplifying someone’s “theory” may produce just that, and create more pain for the families of the dead.
MH370 is still missing.