More than 9 months have gone by but there is no trace of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 leaving behind jitters about inexplicable cause for its mysterious disappearance from the skies above the Indian Ocean on March 8.
Now the time spent by search teams is matched by the books released on guessworks made by aviation experts and among them tops David Soucie’s book with its long title “Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: The Plane, the Passengers and the True Story of What Happened to the Missing Aircraft.”
Published by Skyhorse, the book by Soucie, an aviation expert with 30 years experience as accidents investigator for the Federal Aviation Administration, claims to have dealt with all the “answers the mystery the rest of the world just couldn’t solve.”
However, Soucie differed from his publisher’s claims saying they are “preposterous” in his Twitter message on Nov. 10, 2014. Soon came the sarcastic reaction from another author, Jeff Wise who responded on Twitter: “Apparently @David_Soucie has solved the mystery of #MH370. Congrats, David, can’t wait to read yr book!…”
The Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014 while travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with more than 279 passengers, most of them from China. The flight took off from the Malaysian airport and within minutes disappeared from the radar and the last recorded signal came from above the Indian Ocean, pointing at its possible crash into the sea, letting both Malaysia and Australia spend millions of dollars and keeping aise equally huge budget for future search drills in the Ocean.
Otherwise, these search operations have turned so futile raising eye-brows on huge million being spent on locating the submerged plane in the vast underneath of the Indian Ocean. Forget about the MH 370, the searchers ended up discovering some “fascinating undersea crevices and inactive volcano.”
Judith Zielke, chief coordinator of Australia-led MH 370 recovery operations, is optimistic to find the answers to the mystery and provide closure on the case to the bereaved families of the passengers. But the search will only end in April next year.
Here’s the description of the book by the publisher Skyhorse Publishing:
“On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 loaded 227 passengers and fifteen crew members and took off from its Kuala Lumpur airport for what should have been a six-hour flight to Beijing. A year after its take-off, the plane and its passengers and crew are still missing.
This detailed, true-story of the search for the missing aircraft features interviews with leading diplomats, militiamen, and family members of the missing passengers and crew members. It draws from the author’s thirty-year experience as an aviation safety inspector and accident investigator for the Federal Aviation Administration—working in the cockpit, as a mechanic, and as a first-responder—and a media correspondent covering plane malfunctions, hijackings, and crashes.
Comprehensive in scope, personal and empathetic in voice, Soucie’s riveting narrative offers an unparalleled history of what diplomats and investigators around the world hypothesized about why and where the plane crashed. He explains what the experts were correct in investigating and what was overlooked, and the result is a clear, persuasive proclamation of the mostly likely reason for the crash, and where the plane most likely resides.
The disappearance of Flight 370 has been called “the mystery that baffled the world” (CNN); the plane that “simply vanished” (FOX); the search for it is likely to cost “hundreds of millions of dollars” (ABC). It’s been the subject of intense media, diplomatic, and public scrutiny. But until now, no book has given a thorough account of the search for the plane—or a riveting, page-turning narrative that answers the mystery the rest of the world just couldn’t solve.”