Who Said No Survivors? Without Evidence?
24 March 2014: Monday the Malaysian Airlines sent a text message to the families of passengers aboard missing jet MH370. The sms has sparked a new row of criticism on Malaysian Airlines and the government over mismanagement of the biggest search and rescue programmes of all times.
Photo: Male' International Airport, Maldives
"Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that one of on board survived. As you will hear in the next hour from Malaysia's Prime Minister, we must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.", the message read. This leads to many serious questions.
1. While no debris or plane has been recovered, what proof you have it plunged into ocean?
A satellite that was sending signals stopped at some point. We would not say its clear proof that plane ended up in ocean. If you cant yet figure out what made signal stop, it could serve as a probably cause but not certain beyond reasonable doubt, in our logic.
2. What proof you have that there is no survivor?
While none of the of bodies have been recovered, it could be an irresponsible way to declare no survivors, or even assume so. Even the slightest atom of hope in such a tragedy has to be taken positively and with utmost priority, till every stone is turned. Its true that the choppy waters of the "Roaring Forties" give very limited room for survivors, but its not totally impossible. Assumptions could be the worst thing authorities could do at this time, especially when it is subjected to survivors.