Another MAS airplane in the news again! This time is MH 17 and it happened in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region. It was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 298 people on board. It was scheduled to arrive at KL at 6.10 AM Friday (local time).
According to reports, this passenger airliner was carrying 283 passengers and 15 crew members when it happened over the Ukraine-Russian border. Everyone is till in the state of shock and saddened by this incident.
I read that there among the passengers, there was one guy and his girlfriend from the Netherlands were in fact joking on Facebook about plane disappearance like the recent MH370.
The big question is who is to be blame is yet to know. The latest report says they have found the second flight recorder at the site in eastern Ukraine.
I read many people are questioning about the airline’s choice of route. Even the flight route was declared safe by the International Civil Aviation Organization. It was said that some other carriers had avoided the area for months.
Many Malaysians are asking this obvious question of whether Malaysia Airlines can survive with this latest mishap within such a short span of four months. As someone quips: MAS now stands for ” Mana Ada Safety”.
Personally, even before this unfortunate happening, I have been very skeptical about MAS’s future. Now with this Russian-Ukraine incident, I think Malaysia national carrier is grounded for good. Remember MAS has lost 4.57 billion ringgit ($1.4 billion) since the start of 2011.
Now the issue is, not now everyone can fly, but rather now anyone still dare to fly?