The Malaysia Airlines plane missing for 17 days crashed in a remote part of the Indian Ocean and there were no survivors among the 239 people aboard, officials said Monday.
The grim determination, based on analysis of satellite data points, came as search vessels fought harsh weather and rough seas Monday in an effort to reach the region, about 1,500 miles southwest of Australia’s west coast, where investigators say Flight 370 went down.
Satellite images and crews in search planes have spotted potential debris in the area, but stormy weather led the search to be called off on Tuesday. It will resume on Wednesday, weather permitting. No debris has been recovered.
As for the janky azz Malaysia Airlines response…
In a press conference early Tuesday, Malaysia Airlines’ CEO defended the use of text messaging to deliver the crushing news, explaining the company’s “sole and only motivation” was that the families “heard the news from us and not the media.”
“My heart breaks to think of the unimaginable pain suffered by all of the families,” CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said.
“We do not know why, we do not know how this terrible tragedy happened.”
He said the airline would pay $5,000 to each passenger’s next of kin, plus additional money as the search continues.
This is a billion-dollar company, they couldn’t assign the customer service staff the task of making actual phone calls to the families of the passengers who have been missing all this time?!? Pretty tacky if you ask us.
God bless the deceased and the grieving families and friends.
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