Families of loved ones lost in Malaysia Flight 370 are demanding answers of what happened — and they’re not happy that the preliminary report of the disappearance is being withheld from them.
Since Boeing 777 is a publicly traded company in the US, families and friends of those lost have decided to go that way with the search, since they’re not getting the answers they’ve been needing from the Malaysian government.
Malaysia Flight 370 — Hiding Report Causes Uproar
When the preliminary report on the flight’s disappearance came out, it was sent to the International CIvil Aviation Organization (ICAO), but was not released to the public — and families and friends are not happy about it.
Najib Razak, prime minister of Malaysia told CNN that his government will release the report for the public to see.
“I have directed an internal investigation team of experts to look at the report, and there is a likelihood that next week we could release the report,” Najib said. The report has already been sent to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the U.N. body for global aviation, but not yet made available to the public.
“There is a subset of those questions, including some new ones, that are much more technical that we will be bringing directly to Boeing,” passenger Philip Wood‘s partner Sarah Bajc told CNN. “Boeing has a shareholders meeting next week. And if we’re not getting information directly from Malaysia Airlines and from the Malaysian government, we might as well try to go directly to the source.”
She added that the families and friends need a “fresh start” in the search so they can find out what exactly happened to their loved ones.
The fact that the report was hidden “adds fuel to the fire,” one analyst said, and we know that for the families and friends of the passengers and crew on the plane, that fire is already big enough.
The 45-Day Rule Allows US To Step In
Thanks to the 45-Day rule, U.S. lawyers are now allowed to step in on the search. The rule’s is enforced by the National Transportation Safety Boards.
“We don’t feel we have a whole lot of other choices because we’re certainly not getting any answers without (legal action),” Sarah added.
We hope that adding in the U.S. participation will help solve the mystery.
— Emily Longeretta