The outlook is bleak after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a plane carrying 339 passengers, disappeared in between Malaysia and China on Mar. 8. But as the search for the presumedly crashed aircraft continues, Twitter is being flooded with messages of prayer, hope, and love.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared not long after it took off from Kuala Lumpur on Mar. 8, was carrying people of 14 different nationalities when it presumably crashed, so this horrible, somewhat mysterious tragedy has more or less affected the entire world. And in the wake of the plane’s disappearance, Twitter has become an international hub, with users from across the globe posting thoughtful messages and sending prayers to all of those involved.
Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash: People Send Love & Prayers On Twitter
Tragedies have a way of blending the lines between nationalities — and people from all over the world have been sending their thoughts and prayers to everyone on Flight MH370, regardless of where they were born:
We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
— Посольство США в РФ (@USEmbRu) March 8, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and their families…
— Triple Fret (@TripleFret) March 8, 2014
My heart goes out to the friends and families of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. I can’t imagine the agony. #PrayForMH370
— Micah Gray (@MicahSethGray) March 8, 2014
No matter what religion you are , please do pray for us . I’m from Malaysia and its hurt to heard this news. pic.twitter.com/jtvvfiwdrI
— T!ff@ny_Love_Naya (@MsTiffany_1D_JB) March 8, 2014
Awful awful news about the flight from Malaysia planned to Beijing. Thoughts and prayers to all families impacted.
— Dave Palermo (@davepalermo) March 8, 2014
Thinking of all those, their families and loved ones on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
— Kimberly Emery (@KimberlyEmery) March 8, 2014
My thoughts & prayers are with everyone affected. #PrayForMH370
— Trisha (@PatriciaLMalik) March 8, 2014
And even though all signs suggest that the plane crashed and that the crash killed everyone on board, people are still trying to hold out hope:
Still no site of the plane. Its getting dark soon. Its gonna get tough. May Allah help all those who are searching for them #PrayForMH370
— Alif Amdan (@AlifAmdan) March 8, 2014
I’m just hoping that there’ll be a miracle news about MH370 soon #PrayforMH370
— Daniel sahyounie (@danielsahyounie) March 8, 2014
The Search For Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Continues
But it certainly doesn’t look good. An unconfirmed flight tracking report claimed that shortly after taking off, the Malaysia Airlines plane plunged nearly 650 ft. before changing course and then losing contact with air traffic controllers, according to Mail Online. And even if the plane hadn’t crashed, aviation expert Chris Yates told Sky News that the jet would have lost all its fuel by now and been forced to crash to the ground.
Additionally, an oil slick was spotted in the ocean in between Vietnam and Malaysia, which some suspect is a remnant of the plane’s crash.
The search for the flight continues — China, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia have all deployed search and rescue operations — and authorities are surveying Vietnamese waters into the night. Though it’s likely that what these rescue parties find will only add to the tragedy, we too continue to hope for the best and send our thoughts and prayers to every passenger, as well as their friends and families.
— Andrew Gruttadaro