Yes it is. Malaysian Airlines after twin aircraft disasters appears to have been haunted as patrons shudder to fly in the planes carrying name tag MH standing for Malaysian hospitality. There is no parallel in the airline industry where two planes operated by the same airline were lost within a spate of four months. What went off to make Malaysian Airlines, once a strong regional payer to be in global spotlight for wrong reasons?
Since the first commercial flight flown in 1947, the Malaysian Airlines had just a couple of accidents resulting in death and damage. One took place on 4 December 1977, when Flight 653 of Boeing 737-200 crashed in Johor, Malaysia after it was hijacked, killing about 100 people. This predicated 30 years of clean operation. Almost 18 years after this event, the second disaster took place on 15 September 1995 in Taiwan Airport when Flight 2133 of Fokker 50 crash landed, killing 34 people. Another 19 years lapsed without further human loss.
Then came thunder and lightning. On 8 March 2014 Flight MH- 370 of Boeing 777-200 ER was lost with 239 people on board. Just 131 days after this disappearance tragedy struck once again when Flight 17 of Boeing 777- 200 ER was shot down by air-to-air missile over Donetsk region in Ukraine on 17 July 2014 killing 298 people on board.
Apart from the fact that the twin tragedy is unprecedented in history for any passenger airlines, the fact that both took place within fewer months from one another has raised concerns. Total casualty of 537 people on board which is higher than the average annual global casualty rate of 517 people during the previous five years from 2009 to 2013 has added fear and consternation. Most passengers are leery that there is something eerie inside the planes. On analysis, I see quite some issues that have augmented the weirdness.
1. Business Turnaround Plan announced by the company would have led to retrenchment, retirement or voluntary no-pay leave of people who were safeguarding the airlines from any spooky events. Moreover, this plan chopped off almost 40 destinations, some of which are important in terms of cosmics.
2. Three out of the four disasters are in the eastern segment that the company can weather with suitable steps taken to counter loss of assets and humans. The last one MH-17 is in the west that became the last straw on the camel. West signifies sunset and the standing of the airline in westward travel is now doomed.
3. The company was accumulating operational loss in the previous three years, which results in financial ruin but can be offset by cash infusion by the Government. Now there is goodwill damage, which is not easy to replenish.
4. There is something spooky. If China and Australia abandon the airlines, the company will be pushed to an unenviable position of a domestic airline.
5. Due to preoccupation with technology, neither the company nor the airline crew cared as to how the world of cosmics functions. Had they been aware that cosmic gems could help avert mishaps and facilitate seamless air travel, they would have used these cosmic gems in person and in the cockpit of the planes in question.