Friday, March 03, 2017

Third MH370 remembrance to highlight aviation safety

Petaling Jaya: The third remembrance event for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will highlight aviation safety.

Grace Subathirai Nathan (pic), whose mother Anne Daisy was one of the 239 people on board the Beijing-bound Boeing 777 on March 8, 2014, said that family members wanted the event to focus less on grieving next of kin.

“When we started the Search On campaign before the first anniversary of the disa­p­pearance to advocate for the search to continue, it was a lot about our closure and loss.

“But now we want it to move towards global aviation safety to raise awareness,” said Grace, 29.

(Search On was the theme chosen by the families before they held the first remembrance.)

The event at The Square, Publika, at 2pm tomorrow will feature a talk on the importance of aviation safety by National Air Disaster Foundation executive director Gail A. Dunham.

University of Western Australia coastal oceanography professor Dr Charitha Pattiaratchi is expected to share information about the utilisation of ocean drift modelling techniques to locate MH370.
03/03/17 Tho Xin Yi/The Star