June 23, 2014 - More than three months have
passed since the disappearance of Malaysia
Airlines Flight MH370. The Boeing 777-200ER
which had departed Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on
March 8, with 12 crew members and 227 passengers
disappeared from radar and within an hour into
the flight air traffic control lost contact with
the jumbo jet.
The following day, March 9, the Chinese Martyrs
Brigade claimed to have taken down Flight MH370
in an open letter to the Chinese news media,
stating that its actions were in retaliation to
the Chinese government “You kill one of our
clan, we will kill 100 of you as pay back.” The
letter also listed grievances against the
Malaysian government. However, government
officials claimed the letter was a hoax.
The disappearance of Flight MH370 sparked a
multinational search and rescue effort which
began in the Gulf of Thailand and the South
China Sea and within a few days, the search was
extended to the Strait of Malacca, Andaman Sea
and parts of the Indian Ocean.
Search and rescue teams had been inundated with
false hopes of finding the down aircraft with
false radio pings, oil slick, floating debris,
etc. Investigators are no closer to finding the
aircraft and to date the search has been the
largest and most expensive in aviation history.
There is now intense speculation that the pilot,
53, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah of Flight MH370
may have been the center of the aircrafts
disappearance and he has become the top human
suspect after the Malaysian police found flights
on his home flight simulator of great concern.