Criminal Charges Essay Sample
Malaysian Airlines flight numbered MH 370/MAS370; a Boeing 777-200ER that carried 227 passengers and 12 crew members disappeared on 8 March 2014. The craft was headed to Beijing Capital International Airport in China from Kuala Lumpur International. The last voice contact was recorded in less than an hour after the take-off, while the plane was over the South China Sea. At 1:21MYT the aircraft disappeared from the controllers radar screens and deviated from its path across the Malay Peninsula , still under the Malaysian military radar track. At 2:22MYT, at about 200 nautical miles North West of Penang, over the Andaman Sea, the plane left the range of the Malaysian military radar. A multinational search effort resulted in a conclusion inferred from the analysis of satellite communications which suggested that the plane continue to fly until at least 08:19MYT over and into the Southern Indian Ocean. A comprehensive search commenced in the Southern Indian Ocean, in 2014 the search was diverted to the South West of Perth, with no confirmation of any craft’s debris. There has not been concrete information on the actual event that occurred, leading to speculations (Washington, D.C.: National Public Radio, 2014).
According to the results leaked by the South East Asian aviation industry, a 53 year old, pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah is identified as the main suspected to the accident. The Malaysian cops reportedly identified Shah to have made no work or social commitments for the future unlike the other members of his crew. He had made no plans. According to the Malaysian special branch detectives, Shah had cleared his diary of social or work commitment. Inquiries have made him the most likely culprit, though they do not rule out mechanical failures or terrorism. According to a U-S based specialist, Robert Mark who is a pilot and an editor of the Aviation International News Safety Magazine suggests that the allegations point out figures at the captain. The interviews conducted with more that 170 people reveals that, the pilot had faced tension at home with his wife and his family members as well as he was a fanatical supporter of opposition leader; Anwar Ibrahim who was locked in prison for homosexuality, hours before the disappearance of Boeing 777-200. Further investigations have revealed that the suspect had plotted a route to a place remote South Indian Ocean using with the help of a flight simulator in his home. The suspect’s relatives maintain that the truth will be found once the black box is found. However, the Malaysia’s acting transport minister criticized the leaks. Due to lack of sufficient evidence no one has been convicted yet. The concern agencies are still carrying out investigations (Washington, D.C.: National Public Radio, 2014). .
Two boys Jee Kinland and Jee Kinson, aged 11 and 13years respectively, were the first to file a law suit against the Malaysia Airlines for lack of support, emotional pain and mental distress. The two boys, whose father was a passager in the ill-fated craft, alleged that the aviation department had failed to reach out to the officials in the plane after its mysterious disappearance within a reasonable time. The boys’ lawyer Arunan Selvaraj exclaimed that the missing of a big plain in the current error of technology was unacceptable. The two boys singled out the directors of the civil aviation and immigration, the government and the air force for breach of duty and gross neglect (Washington, D.C.: National Public Radio, 2014). However, it is still unclear how strong the case could be, given that several months have passed without a sufficient evidence of the planes whereabouts. Most of the other relatives whose families were on board are still examining the laws in order to figure out how best to bring out their cases.
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