Search For Missing Malaysian Plane Suspended
BREAKING: After nearly three years, the fruitless search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has ended— The Associated Press (@AP) January 17, 2017
The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight370 has officially been suspended today because it would have been in bad taste to say it when it was really over, a week after it happened.
The plane vanished on March 8, 2014 with 239 passengers on board. Sadly, family members and loved ones are left without answers. It's been almost three years and the only thing we've found in the ocean is Dory.
Three years sure is a heck of a long time to look for anything. I've never looked more than 20 minutes for anything, but, granted, I've never lost anything as large or important as an airplane. Yet, maybe that's why they never found anything. I know that whenever I lose something that if I don't find it immediately I can't keep looking for it. The harder I try the more frustrated I get. Then the only chance of finding it is by accident. So I say the search isn't truly over. It has only just begun. One day someone will be swimming around the Indian Ocean and feel something on their foot, and say "Hey, that feels like an airplane on my foot." Then, sure enough, Malaysia Flight307 is found. Textbook recovery.
Side Take: How do you lose a plane? I understand the story, and whatever, but still. At least admit that it was George's birthday, so everyone in the tower was distracted having a piece of cake. Then you turn back to work and some poor soul, swallowing his last bite of cake (this bite takes some time because they didn't have milk and his iced tea just isn't quite doing the trick), with icing on his cheek says, "uh, guys. Where'd the plane go?"