As you may or may not have heard, a Malaysian Airlines Flight (#370) went missing over the South Pacific 3 days ago. What this article does is go through various points surrounding the mysterious disappearance and establish what is known and what is unknown.
That an entire commercial airplane can just go missing without a trace is extremely unsettling. I have never been afraid to fly before, especially given the ramped up security around the world. However, with the possibility of being lost without the slightest inkling as to what happened frighten me.
What else? It was reported that two individuals aboard the aircraft were frauds using fake/stolen passports. This, too, is surprising.
On a slightly less grim note, the nebulous details surrounding this entire mystery reminds me of the TV show LOST. For those who haven’t watched it; a plane similarly goes missing and crashes on an island where everything is not as it seems, and the survivors realize they aren’t alone on the island.
But getting back to the issue, I find it unnerving the given the amount of technology we have in place today throughout the world, close to 240 ppl and a gigantic airplane can simply disappear..