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Where IS Malaysia Airways Flight 370?
In this photo released by The Royal Malaysian Navy, Royal Malaysian Navy's missile corvette KD Laksamana Muhammad Amin, front, and Royal Malaysian Navy's offshore patrol vessel KD Selangor are seen during a search and rescue operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane over the Straits of Malacca, Malaysia, Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP)

In this photo released by The Royal Malaysian Navy, Royal Malaysian Navy’s missile corvette KD Laksamana Muhammad Amin, front, and Royal Malaysian Navy’s offshore patrol vessel KD Selangor are seen during a search and rescue operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane over the Straits of Malacca, Malaysia, Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP)

Even as we type this late on Thursday evening, the story out of Malaysia keeps changing. Where exactly did the Malaysia Air Flight 370 disappear to six days ago, anyway?

Fortunately, NBC News correspondent Tom Costello joined us at the top of our hour on the subject with some great insight into the ongoing search for the missing passenger jet.

He was cautious as he spoke — “It’s entirely possible that this plane went down somewhere, and perhaps someday something will wash ashore and we’ll know for sure,” Costello said. “I think it could end up being a perpetual mystery. Any correspondent on this story is reluctant to hypothesize because you could be proven wrong in a couple of minutes.”

With deepest respect and sympathy for the families and loved ones of those 239 passengers and crew who are currently missing, we’re curious to hear your thoughts on what may have happened in this case. What do you think happened to Flight 370?

Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook, Tumblr and @OnPointRadio.

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  • NateOrshan

    I love On Point dearly (and listen to every episode on podcast), but I think it’s in less than great taste to ask, “What do you think happened to Flight 370?”, clichéd social-media style. The question baits us into crass speculation about a tragedy of ghastly proportions. Out of compassion for the dead and their anguished families, I hope your listeners will refrain from glib guesses at the expense of the grieving.

    • nkandersen

      Nate,

      Thanks for your comment here! We did feel a little…off asking that question in that way, and you’re spot on in wondering about the efficacy or appropriateness of speculation when so much is unknown. However, as our guests during the full hour segment pointed out, there ARE some possibilities that are wroth speculating, and we’re curious to see what people out there know about flight patterns.

      Thanks again for your thoughts!

      nick andersen
      web producer | on point radio

      • NateOrshan

        Thanks Nick. I appreciate the response and reasoning.

        Given the enormity of the event, I’d just suggest you change the “What do you think happened to Flight 370?” to something more considered and respectful. Even qualifying it with, “With the utmost respect for the missing and their families,…” or “With our sincerest sympathies for the missing and their families,…” would probably suffice to communicate that you weren’t just treating this as another workaday opportunity to boost social-media engagement metrics for the site.

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