It has been 10 days since Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 got disappeared 40 minutes after it departed from Kuala Lampur to Beijing, China on March 8 2014.
Investigative agencies, officials and aircrafts from 26 countries are involved in the search operation for the missing flight, which had a total of 230 people, including 227 passengers and 12 crew members.
Lots of reports have been coming from around the around, speculating the location of the missing plane, but no substantial lead has come so far that can help agencies and officials in racking the plane.
The Thailand military said on March 18 2014 that it noticed radar blips that were likely to be from the missing plane but it did not report as no attention was paid to it.
The failure of Thailand to immediately inform about the radar signals has invited comments from security experts worldwide. The experts believe that the radar signal would have saved time and effort that officials invested in searching the South China Sea, which is located several miles away from the Indian Ocean.
Meanwhile, Malaysian officials initially believed that the plane had backtracked toward the Strait of Malacca, located just west of Malaysia. However, it took a week for them to confirm Malaysian military radar data suggesting that route.
On the other hand, the Malaysian police are considering hijacking, sabotage, terrorism or issues related to the mental health of the pilots or anyone else on board behind the incident. However, they have not disclosed the progress made so far in this direction.
Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya has mentioned that some technical issues aboard the plane can also be the reason, but he noted that the plane was still intact enough to transmit a signal to a satellite several hours later.
This search operation has been termed as the largest in the aviation history, and we can only pray that the officials soon able to uncover the biggest mystery.