So what is the update for the missing airplane? This unprecedented mystery reels its own thread for the past weeks now that the authorities admit that the reason why the Malaysia airplane disappeared without trace is still at large.
The ocean is vast and unfathomably deep but to many, that the international search with modern technologies has so far failed is hard to swallow.
But let’s face it. Regardless of the outcome of investigation, the kind of competence shown by the Malaysian authorities in search efforts since became a riddle in an outrageous proportion.
The airplane with 239 people on board disappeared March 8 on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.
Soon it became invisible on radar after its transponders were shut off, although military radar picked up the jet just under an hour later, on the other side of the Malay Peninsula, which means it steered away from its original direction.
After a long investigation over the pilots, crew and the people on board for any hint of hijack or terrorism, no peculiarity was found.
The search has expanded beyond the Gulf of Thailand and South China Sea, or even the Strait of Malacca, where the airplane was last spotted by military radar.
Despite the good weather conditions, the latest search was unfruitful.
Now all hopes focus on the black box which emits a “ping” that leads to the location of airplane, but its transmitting signal only last for 30 days after its crash. Then what option will we have after that time limit?
The authorities said there is no time limit set.
The Malaysia authorities are under fire for their unwillingness to share the vital information. Even their dishonesty in which they lied about the final message of the pilots makes little sense . In addition of their tardiness, the Malaysian is accused of a cover-up.
To alleviate the fury from the families of the victims, the Malaysian authorities organized a closed-door briefing, but it appears too late and too little for those sickened and distraught from the appalling development.
So what is a lesson from this mystery? Do not trust technologies? Maybe. But it seems more and more evident to me these days that it is very difficult to trust the authorities in times of trouble.