TEXT MESSAGE SENT TO OUT TO LOVED ONES OF MALAYSIAN PLANE TRAGEDY
"The search finally ends for the Malaysian plane that went missing, and the way the families were alerted was through a text message. Wow.
The Malaysia Airlines plane missing for 17 days crashed in a remote part of the Indian Ocean and there were no survivors among the 239 people aboard, officials said Monday.
The grim determination, based on analysis of satellite data points, came as search vessels fought harsh weather and rough seas Monday in an effort to reach the region, about 1,500 miles southwest of Australia’s west coast, where investigators say Flight 370 went down.
Satellite images and crews in search planes have spotted potential debris in the area, but stormy weather led the search to be called off on Tuesday. It will resume on Wednesday, weather permitting. No debris has been recovered.
In a press conference early Tuesday, Malaysia Airlines’ CEO defended the use of text messaging to deliver the crushing news, explaining the company’s “sole and only motivation” was that the families “heard the news from us and not the media.”
“My heart breaks to think of the unimaginable pain suffered by all of the families,” CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said.
“We do not know why, we do not know how this terrible tragedy happened.”
He said the airline would pay $5,000 to each passenger’s next of kin, plus additional money as the search continues.
I don't know but I just think $5,000 dollars, and a text message would have angered me after I lost my family. What are they thinking?? Unfortunately this is a horrible tragedy, and my prayers go out to them.
God Bless You