Everyone is wondering what happened to Malaysia Flight 370. A Boeing 777, one of the world's most reliable airliners, disappeared without a trace Saturday over the Gulf of Thailand. Erin Bell, a 20-year-old junior at Tarleton State University, took a moment during her spring break to discuss the issue.
1. Have you kept up with the saga of missing Malaysia Flight 370?
To be honest, not that much. I knew that it had happened but my eyes haven't been glued to the news.
2. What do you think might have happened to the missing flight?
I know some are thinking it was maybe terrorism since those two individuals who were on the flight had stolen passports, but I think they would be able to find the debris if that's what it was. To be honest, I have no idea. It's really weird how they can't find anything or there weren't any distress calls from the plane. At this point, I don't think they can rule out any possibilities.
3. Does the fact that two passengers were in possession of stolen passports concern you?
Yes and no. I think after 9/11 the world has this mentality that security is almost impossible to get by in an airport and we now know that certainly isn't the case. I feel like this happens a lot more than we think, but they just aren't reported.
4. Does this incident change your opinion on the safety of flying?
Not at all. I'm flying overseas this summer and it won't affect my decision. Think of how many flights there are every day and how often something like this happens, it seems you're safe 99% of the time.