Edition: English Asia Pacific Africa Europe | Español Français العربية Pусский | 中文简体 中文繁体
Homepage > World Video

Doubts, frustration over fruitless search for MH370

Reporter: Rian Maelzer 丨 CCTV.com

10-13-2014 13:54 BJT

Full coverage: Malaysia Airlines Plane Bound for Beijing Goes Missing

The four-month gap has been a source of immense frustration for family members of those on board as well as feeding more speculation about what might actually have happened to the aircraft.

Through their shared ordeal, relatives of MH370’s cabin crew have become almost like a family. They’ve needed all that mutual support as they’ve waited these past four months for the search to resume. Relatives, like the daughter of inflight supervisor Patrick Gomes, complain that the flow of information to them also dried up during that time.

"If they say that they care about the families, the families of the crew and also the families of the passengers, then keep us updated. At least it’s an indication that they are still behind us, whatever it is, and they are still going to find the plane no matter what. So I think that is what we all hope for but it’s what we are not getting," Daughter of MH370 inflight supervisor Nicolette Gomes said.

The continuing failure to find any trace of the plane has given rise to more doubts about the official version of events.

Just last week, the CEO of Emirates Tim Clark said he found it hard to believe a plane of that size could disappear without a single trace, he was concerned that Malaysia Airlines hadn’t released the full manifest of the cargo on board the plane, and said he isn’t convinced by the satellite data that has led authorities to the conclusion the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.

In Malaysia, the most prominent skeptic of the official theories is former prime Minister of 22 years, Mahathir Mohamad.

"Nowadays people can actually control the plane from elsewhere because the technology for remote control is very advanced now. At least these two, Boeing and the CIA can do this. There may be a third party, I wouldn’t know. But the fact is that it is now possible for people on the ground to remotely take over control of an aircraft from the pilots," Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said.

Family members say above all, they just want the plane to be found.

"I think that’s what we want. We want to grieve but we don’t know how to grieve because we don’t know where they are and what has happened. We don’t know anything," Nicolette Gomes said.

The resumption of the search at least brings them some hope they might be getting closer to finally having some answers might.


Follow us on

  • Please scan the QR Code to follow us on Instagram

  • Please scan the QR Code to follow us on Wechat

We Recommend

  • World Heritage China Part 29
  • Glamorous Indonesia Part 2
  • Along the Coast Part 41
  • Glamorous Indonesia Part 1
  • Dreams and the business reality
  • Philippines' beauty pageant obsession
  • China's love for basketball
  • Box office online
  • Jixi: Land of luminaries II