In a sad turn of events, officials have released information stating that the mysterious flight MH370 has been deemed a total loss and a crash in the Southern Indian Ocean. It was a tragic 16-day ordeal for all of the friends and family of all 239 passengers and workers; one that ended in the worst way possible. I feel sorry for all of those individuals who lost loved ones during this.
I still find it remarkable that given today’s technological advancements, it took 16 days to officially declare what happened to the flight. I guess it serves as a testament to both the limits to our technology and the sheer vastness of the Earth itself. In some ways I am glad the mystery is over, and happy the families can begin to mourn.