Today, the Malaysian Prime Minister spoke the dreaded words that everyone feared, but was seemingly inevitable. He had confirmed that the flight that had mysteriously vanished had indeed gone down somewhere in the Indian Ocean, and that there were likely no survivors. It had been a chaotic two weeks since the flight initially went missing, but many relatives still held up hope that there was a possibility that they would see their loved ones again. Unfortunately, that was not to be so.
To further the bad news, search efforts were once again delayed. This time, gale-force winds, large waves, and torrential rains forced the search efforts to be called off. Supposedly, the Boeing 777 is close to being found, but it will have to wait a little while longer.
There are still no definite theories as to why the Beijing-bound flight flew off course or disabled communications shortly after taking off. The mysterious and abnormal final words from the pilot also pose several questions that remain unanswered. The biggest unanswered question is obviously where the plane itself is, and how if it has not even been found, how can they confirm that all lives are lost? Two weeks have passed with no trace of the flight or its passengers. Search efforts have been provided by dozens of countries, scavenging the entire probable area. It seems unlikely for something this mysterious to happen, especially with today's technology and the scope of the search efforts. The global coverage of the story has made the mystery unavoidable. Surely there has to be some answers.
For now, one can only hope for the best. Despite the announcement that all lives are lost, nothing can truly be confirmed until the missing flight has been found. Until then, the situation shrouded in mystery will likely remain one of the strangest incidences in history.