MH370 vanished without leaving any debris anywhere. Emirates chief Sir Tim Clark said in a recent interview with Spiegel that “some like to bury the truth” about what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, but that he feels that he, as well as others, have an obligation to the passengers, their families, and the crew of MH370 to find out the truth behind the disappearance of the missing plane. In a Spiegel interview published on Oct. 9, Clark said that “I will continue to ask questions and make a nuisance of myself, even as others would like to bury it.”
On Sunday, the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continued after scientists painstakingly analyzed more technical data and took expansive seabed surveys. According to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), the vessel Phoenix and two other ships are expected to search for the missing plane along a defined arc in the southern Indian Ocean with the use of sensitive sonar equipment and video cameras. The $57 million search operation for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is being funded by Australia and Malaysia, and Transport Minister Warren Truss expects that the search will find MH370 – if not within days, at least within a year.
In regard to the costly and expansive search of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, 64-year-old Sir Tim Clark, who has been the head of Emirates Airline since 1985, said in his Spiegel interview that “our experience tells us that in water incidents, where the aircraft has gone down, there is always something.” But so far no signs of the missing plane have been found at all.
Tim Clark has not only been a senior manager at the airline Emirates since 1985, but he has also been instrumental in developing the company into one of the world’s largest airlines – which includes the Boeing 777. Clark’s view of the vanished Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 is a provocative one. “My own view is that probably control was taken of that airplane,” Clark says.
“There hasn’t been one overwater incident in the history of civil aviation — apart from Amelia Earhart in 1939 — that has not been at least 5 or 10 percent trackable. But MH 370 has simply disappeared. For me, that raises a degree of suspicion. I’m totally dissatisfied with what has been coming out of all of this.”
In addition to the lack of any debris left behind by flight MH370, Clark is also questioning why a pilot would be able to put the transponder into standby or switch if off, and why the plane would then head for hours straight towards Antarctica.”MH 370 was, in my opinion, under control, probably until the very end.”
In regard to the missing plane, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Clark is emphasizing that as crazy as it sounds, “I am saying that all the ‘facts’ of this particular incident must be challenged and examined with full transparency. We are nowhere near that. There is plenty of information out there, which we need to be far more forthright, transparent and candid about.” Some of the many questions that still need to be examined in regard to the disappearance of MH370 include the unusual silence by any United States officials, witnesses describing fighter jets and a fireball in the sky near the plane, and why Malaysian officials originally confirmed back in March that MH370 was hijacked. “Malaysian authorities have concluded that a passenger jet missing since last week was hijacked and deliberately steered off course, a government official involved in the investigation told The Associated Press. It’s conclusive,” the Malaysian official said — and then disappeared from the radar, just like MH370.