By Remi Kramer and Danielle O’Brien
One great vanishing act is puzzling many worldwide. However, this is not merely a case of trying to find out where some magician’s rabbit went, but what happened to two hundred and thirty nine people aboard Malaysia Airline flight MH370. The plane took off on March 8th from Kuala Lumpur and was headed for Beijing. The plane allegedly lost contact with air traffic control while flying over the South China Sea, and since then, the plane hasn’t been able to be found.
The plane was two thousand seven hundred miles away from Kuala Lumpur when it lost contact at one thirty A.M. With the plane still missing many conspiracy theories are arising. “I don’t think they want to be found,” said Senior Angelina Lindsay she also said, “I think they’re at an airport hidden.” Many are guessing that the plane is somewhere in or near the Indian Ocean. A more popular theory recently is that flight crashed in the ocean near Perth, Australia. Andrew Bornemann stated that, “Malfunctions in the radar and the plane’s machinery,” caused the disappearance.
On March 11th, it was reported that military radar indicated the aircraft turned west away from the intended flight path and continued flying for seventy minutes before disappearing once again.
Many countries volunteered to help with the search of the plane. Ships and aircraft from Australia, China, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States were involved in the search of the southern Indian Ocean. On March 12th, authorities began to search the Andaman Sea, northwest of the Strait of Malacca, and the Malaysian government requested help from India to search in the area.
As of yet, there has been little to no evidence that points to exactly where the plane went and what happened. With now over twenty countries contributing to the search for the missing plane, the quest to find out what became of flight MH370 continues.
“Chinese Satellite Captures Possible Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 Debris In The Indian Ocean.” UPI Photo Collection. 2014. General OneFile. Web. 11 May 2014.