An "Unprecedented" Aviation Mystery: MH370



BANGALORE:  The sudden disappearance of a Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200, that departed from Kuala Lumpur on March 8 with 239 passengers and crew aboard still remains a big mystery. Though multinational search operations for the missing airliner continued in most part of the world, there is no trace of the aircraft in any corner.

Entering over a week since the flight gone missing in the sky, many new information and theories that could not lead to any conclusions are popping up. It has been reportedly suggested that the plane dropped to very low altitudes of 5000 feet using a dangerous flying technique called 'terrain masking' to avoid radar in at least three countries.

During this entire period of over a week, it is the families who have gone through a painful wait and also no end seems to be in sight for them until the truth is crack down. The media continuously broadcast many speculations that are very hard to ignore at this present situation.  There are many speculations follow, such as ‘The plane is at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, no it is on the China-Kazak border, it landed in the jungles of Burma, it fell into the South China Sea, Iranian hijackers, Uyghur terrorists, suicidal pilots and so on.

The Malaysian government has asked as many as 25 countries for assistance and received "unprecedented" positive response, as the search for the missing jetliner continues to demand immense resources, officials said.

"We are now looking at large tracts of land crossing 11 countries as well as deep and remote oceans. The number of countries involved in the search and rescue operations has increased from 14 to 25, which brings new challenges of coordination and diplomacy to the effort," added the officials.

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