Lost becomes reality

Stealing the spotlight from the potential for a second Cold War is an incredible feat, but Flight 370 managed to do just that Saturday, March 8. The Boeing 777 departed Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 12:41 A.M. and was scheduled to land in Beijing, China at 6:30 that morning. However, less than an hour into the flight, air traffic control lost all contact with the aircraft. The Malaysian government, assisted by officials from the passengers’ 14 home countries, has been frantically combing the plane’s supposed flight path.

Malaysian Flight 370 disappeared from radar Saturday, Mar. 8. Investigations are ongoing to uncover the mystery behind its vanishing.

Malaysian Flight 370 disappeared from radar Saturday, Mar. 8. Investigations are ongoing to uncover the mystery behind its vanishing. Photo taken from http://www.telegraph.co.uk.

 

As family members of the missing travelers demand answers and those following the developing story make comparisons to J.J. Abrams’ hit-television series Lost, Caitlin Dickson of The Daily Beast compiled a list of the top eight conspiracy theories surrounding the disappearance.

After reading the article, which includes plausible explanations like a terrorist hijacking and Uighur militant attack and implausible ones such as an invisibility cloak and alien abduction, I cannot help but become more invested in the story with every new proposal.

Pieces like the Flight 370 disappearance, while tragic for those involved, actually benefit society at large. They provide ample material with which journalists can toy and garner the public’s interest in current events. Americans are notorious for being uninformed, and enticing stories such as this hold their attention.

While the clues come together, authorities deemed a hijacking the solution to the mystery on Saturday, March 15, the world will hold onto every word, and hopefully learn a little more about Russia and Ukraine in the process.

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3 thoughts on “Lost becomes reality

  1. Lindsay,

    I, like everyone else, am very interested in this story and can’t wait to find out what actually happened to the plane!

    You have lots of great links, as usual, and you did a good job of explaining the facts as well as your personal interest in the story.

    The last paragraph has me confused, though. “While the clues come together, authorities deemed a hijacking the solution to the mystery” could have been worded differently. Possibly “Although all the clues are still coming together, authorities deemed hijacking the solution…”. Also, the last part of that sentence, “and hopefully learn a little more about Russia and Ukraine in the process” should instead say “and hopefully learn a little more about Russia and Ukraine in the meantime”. “In the process” makes it sound like Russia and Ukraine have something to do with the Malaysia flight, which they do not.

  2. Hi Lindsay:

    This looks good; I would either just put an “and” after “…March 15,” in the last par., or  end the sentence after the date: it reads like a run-on sentence, as is.

    Love,   U. Doug

  3. Hi honey,

    I hadn’t thought about “Lost” in relation to this plane going missing.

    Thanks BTW -(2 people fro IBM were omn the flight)

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