The search into the baffling disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 operating flight MH370 continues almost a week since it vanished from radar during a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
With practically no information on the aircraft’s location or what caused it to disappear, there have been numerous rumors, speculation and false leads. But almost no new facts have come forth in what has become one of the most puzzling commercial airliner events in history.
Malaysia Airlines said in its latest statement, issued Friday, that it was “fully aware of the on-going media speculations and we have nothing further to add to the information we have already provided.
“Malaysia Airlines reiterates that we will continue to give our full support in cooperating with the search and rescue mission which is coordinated by the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia under the purview of the Ministry of Transport, Malaysia.”
International search efforts have widened to as far as the Indian Ocean, with more surveillance aircraft and ships being added from various air forces and navies.
“Our primary focus at this point in time is to care for the families of the passengers and crew of MH370. This means providing them with timely information, travel facilities, accommodation, meals, medical and emotional support,” Malaysia Airlines said Friday. There were 239 people onboard, including crew.