Imagine a commercial airplane flying into the ocean at a 45 degrees angle as it sailed downward through the sombre waters to rest on the ocean floor in a watery grave with its 239 passengers seated placidly. It sounds like something out of a horror movie, but this time it’s real.
In March of 2014, a Maylasian Airlines flight headed to Beijing, China, disappeared. It was unclear what exactly happened or where the aircraft went down. What was known was that there were no traces of it anywhere.
Where could this plane, its pilots and its crew have gone? What could have happened with them? Was this another case similar to those that disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle? The plane’s route was no where close to the Bermuda Triangle, but the incident was strikingly similar.
The plane apparently crashed into the South Indian ocean and went down with its 239 passengers that it was carrying from Lampur. The ocean – with its sombre waves and raging currents. The ocean – with its untold depths and otherworldly creatures. No soundings have been able to reach the bottom of the ocean depths. As a Time Cover story put it: We know more about Mars than we do of the oceans’ depths.
Now, this liquid mass has sealed yet another mystery within its morbid grasp: the disappearance of over 240 human beings that were never seen again.
Bits of debris from the plane turned up at different shores as far as Africa, perhaps dragged by the ocean’s strong and raging currents. But who knows the truth of what happened that fateful March day? Was it an accident? Was it a deliberate suicide act by the pilot as some speculated? I guess we’ll never know. Or will we?