Relatives sob as Malaysia confirms that vanished plane crashed in Indian Ocean

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  • Hunam Layton, UT
    March 25, 2014 7:08 a.m.

    The Malaysian government botched this bigtime. No physical evidence has been recovered at all, and it's entirely unclear how they reached their conclusions. They have no idea about why this happened, and refuse to acknowlege any possible sinister elements, which is ridiculous... even the worst malfunctioning planes don't veer this far off course...

    But the families, some of their reactions, in particular among the chinese nationals, really demonstrate a sad codependence on the government to fix this problem, as if their government has told them that as long as they're good little communist all of life's natural risks disappear... More detailed accounts of the family reactions have one chinese woman making a long political speech about the superiority of socialism, and another claiming a western conspiracy.

  • InspectorC Wasatch Front, UT
    March 25, 2014 6:04 a.m.

    The unfathomable way that the Malaysian authorities bungled this announcement absolutely blows my mind!! Sending a TEXT MESSAGE to the families??!?! Really, Malaysia???? REALLY??!!

    There is obviously a huge amount of information Malaysian authorities know that they have NOT shared yet. But words cannot begin to describe how poorly they've handled this incident.

    When this all eventually sorts itself out, and the full story is known, I hope the international community will take action --to the fullest extent of the law-- against the Malaysian authorities and/or airline authorities for this cover-up, corruption and catastrophe. Prison time or execution of any guilty parties sounds good to me.

  • K Mchenry, IL
    March 24, 2014 5:05 p.m.

    I don't think there is a correct way to react when you have lost a lost a loved one with no closure been tortured for days emotionally and are the focus of cameras. They may cry, carry on, be angry, avoid the media, whatever they want. It is fine with me.

    The deserve not to hear about it on tv. They deserve an answer. It went off course and is presumed crashed at a completely different part of the globe than they the flight route. Why?

  • UtahBruin Saratoga Springs, UT
    March 24, 2014 3:22 p.m.

    Don't get me wrong, this is a horrible ordeal. But did they really think that their loved ones had survived. Don't you have to assume the worst if not the day of or even a few days later. But 17 days later, you still thought there was hope. The only reason the Malaysian Prime Minister came out with this statement is because they have been under extreme pressure to do so. The wreckage has not even been found yet. This whole thing is terrible, from the crash to the way everything has been handled and so on. I am sorry to all the families who lost loved ones. But this has gone on way to long for attention to whoever asked for it. Terrible.

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    March 24, 2014 2:41 p.m.

    The national media should not be showing these families breaking down without giving a cultural perspective. Yes, it's difficult to see this but we must also take into consideration the differences in how other cultures mourn. It's not uncommon for there to be loud sobbing and crying in Asian cultures. As Americans, it seems over the top but for them, it's the way they mourn. It's got to be so difficult for these families but the sights and sounds shown seems more extreme to those of us watching here in the US. Horrible loss for sure.