Tragedy struck Flight MH370 of Malaysia Airlines disappeared without a trace exactly a year back on March 8, 2014. The search operations went on for weeks, before being called off due to bad weather. It resumed again and multiple countries pooled in their resources to find the plane, but to no avail. Some material suspected to be debris was found, but no one was sure it belonged to the fated airplane. No bodies or body parts of the passengers were found, giving rise to various theories about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
On the first anniversary of the incident on March 8, 2015, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak issued a statement saying their search for the missing plane will continue. Here’s the full statement of Najib Razak:
“Today, we stand united in remembering and honouring the 239 people, including 50 Malaysians, on-board MH370. Our prayers are with them and their loved ones left behind – whose sorrow we share. The disappearance of MH370 is without precedent, and so too is the search – by far the most complex and technically challenging in aviation history.
Malaysia has brought together a huge international team to find the plane, and we will never forget the dedication of those who have helped. To the men and women who continue to work tirelessly to find MH370’s final resting place: thank you.
No words can describe the pain the families of those on-board are going through. The lack of answers and definitive proof – such as aircraft wreckage – has made this more difficult to bear.
Together with our international partners, we have followed the little evidence that exists. Malaysia remains committed to the search, and hopeful that MH370 will be found.” (Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Passenger Manifest [Full List])
The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is believed to have crashed into the south end of the Indian Ocean and there were no survivors. However, no substantial wreckage or bodies were found and the fate of the aircraft remains shrouded in mystery.
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