The eerie and unexplained disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines plane reminds me of a similar airline tragedy that took place in St. Vincent when I was a young boy living there. Read it here.
It was August 3rd 1986 and the news broke that an airplane that services the Caribbean islands had disappeared after trying several times to land at the airport during a heavy rain. It was coming from the neighboring island of St. Lucia, a short distance away.
Among the passengers on the plane was a well-known politician and his wife and kid, Donna Young, a recently crowned beauty queen who was aspiring to be a Miss Universe contestant and a professional watch repairman who everyone knew.
Although we lived in the countryside, a far distance from the airport, my friends and I took a bus and joined many who spent hours searching the shores for debris from the wreckage. To this day, nothing was ever found.
I can’t begin to understand the grief of those loved ones left behind, never knowing the fate of their family or friend. The lack of closure leaves an open wound for life. I hope that something could be found that would bring some answers as to what happened to Malaysian airline.