A multinational team tasked with finding the debris of Flight MH370, which vanished from radar two nights ago, with 239 people an board, and is believed to have exploded. Vietnamese navy planes reported seeing fragments that could be debris from the Boeing 777, and the team is now examining the photos taken to get to the location of the possible debris.
Family members of the passengers and crew members have been told to prepare for the worst as far as the fate of their loved ones. The plane crash would be one of the deadliest in history if all of the passengers died, which is widely believed to have happened, since the plane likely exploded over the ocean.
Late last night (in the US) a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared from radar. After the plane never appeared, and an oil slick was found off the coast of southern Vietnam, the plane is believed to have crashed in the region, with all 227 passengers and 12 crew members almost definitely dead.
Passengers came from 14 countries, including three Americans, two of which were toddlers. A terrorist attack has emerged as a likely cause of the crash, because of the sudden disappearance, as well as the fact that two passengers had been traveling on the plane with stolen passports.
Assemblyman Richard Hershel Bloom of San Diego is introducing a bill that would make the use of orcas for “performance or entertainment purposes” illegal. The bill would also ban the captive breeding of the animals, also known as killer whales.
The bill comes in response to the 2013 film “Blackfish” and is directed at SeaWorld, since the company’s location in San Diego is the only place in California that owns orcas. “Blackfish” centers on SeaWorld’s treatment of killer whales and is highly criticizing of the company. SeaWorld released a statement saying the bill represents “out-of-the-mainstream thinking.”