MH370: Malaysian Air Force, Air Traffic Control Criticized For ‘Not Following’ Protocol

Flight MH370 is still missing after almost eight months and people are becoming more and more critical over those responsible for keeping tabs on the aircraft — and those in charge of finding the aircraft. According to the International Business Times, aviation expert Desmond Ross believes that Malaysian authorities waited too long to figure out where the Boeing 777 was once it disappeared off radar. Ross feels as though the plane may have been located if “proper protocols” were followed.

Ross also believes that recordings between air traffic controllers would have made a difference in search efforts so far.

“In his article Ross, vice-president of International Aviation Security Management for Asia-Pacific, questions validity of the satellite pings, which has led to the ‘Seventh Arc’ search area. He also believes recordings between the air traffic controllers in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia, which have not been released because of security reasons, would have played a significant role in finding the plane.”

The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is ongoing in the southern Indian Ocean, but so far no clues have turned up. According to the Epoch Times, the seafloor where cameras are being dragged had never previously been mapped. This goes to show just how remote the area is. Despite many authorities truly believing that they will find the fuselage deep below, many think that all options are not being completely flushed out.

For instance, some believe that the plane is not in the ocean at all. Could months of time be wasted looking in the wrong place for the aircraft? Could the plane have made a “safe” landing somewhere? These are questions that many skeptics have been asking. And the more criticism that the Malaysian government faces, the more people start to talk about a possible “cover up.” What does Malaysia know (if anything) that the rest of the world doesn’t?

MH370 families have been offered compensation by the airline but for many, having closure is far more important. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the first lawsuit against the airline has been filed. Two young boys are seeking damages for “emotional pain, mental distress, and loss of support” after losing their father who was on board flight 370. The boys have also named the “air force chief, the directors-general of civil aviation and immigration, and the federal government” in their lawsuit. Other family members of the 239 passengers on board are also expected to sue the airline in the coming months/years.

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