Yesterday, Malaysian authorities abruptly sent text messages to the families of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 telling them the they should “assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived.” Suffice to say, some felt that this was not the most tactful way of doing things. So, the families decided to respond, and it’s a doozy. Via Vanity Fair:
“At 10pm on March 25, the Malaysian prime minister sent a statement to the families of MH370 passengers without any direct evidence that MH370 crashed in the south Indian ocean and no people survived.
From March 8 when they announced that MH370 lost contact to today, 18 days have passed during which the Malaysian government and military constantly tried to delay, deceive the passengers’ families and cheat the whole world.
This shameless behaviour not only fooled and hurt the families of the 154 passengers but also misguided and delayed rescue actions, wasting a large quantity of human resources and materials and lost valuable time for the rescue effort.
If the 154 passengers did lose their lives, Malaysia Airlines, the Malaysian government and military are the real executioners who killed them. We the families of those on board submit our strongest protest against them.
We will take every possible means to pursue the unforgivable crimes and responsibility of all three.”
So many things have gone wrong with this entire situation. If you’re an investigator trying to find out what happened, you shouldn’t let outside speculation skew any evidence you have. And you certainly shouldn’t think a Black Hole ate the plane. Even the media lost its mind because of all the reporting. I can understand why the families are so pissed off. They were told their loved ones are dead, but the Malaysian government, nor any government, has found the plane, or a single body. Until the weather clears up, all we have to go on is the data.
Via Vanity Fair