Distraught family members to visit Malaysia to find answers to missing airplane

(PHOTO: REUTERS)Crew aboard the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment in the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 

Friends and family members of the passengers from the missing Malaysia Flight MH370 will be visiting Malaysia this Chinese New Year in the hopes of finding answers to the still unsolved accident. 

Flight MH370 disappeared over 11 months ago, and investigators are still unable to determine the exact cause of the disappearance.

The entirety of the aircraft and all its passengers have not been sighted or recovered up to today. Wreckage from a potential accident has not been found despite continuing searches from the ocean surface up to the ocean floor.

Dai Shuqin, who had family onboard the flight, has grown desperate following the lack of progress. She described how her efforts to find out what happened has taken its toll on the family.

"Our families have been missing for missing for 11 months without any reason. We've lost contact for close to a year and in our search for our families, we've had to pay for our own transportation costs and telephone bills.

"I've had a lot of phone calls, and also I've had to hire legal experts and also aviation experts," she said, in an article at Channel News Asia.

Many of the affected family members continue to seek answers as they have rejected the prevailing theory that the disappearance was brought about by an accident.

They will be staying in Malaysia for an unspecified amount of time, or until their visas expire, as they continue their fight to recover their missing family and find answers to the questions that as of now remain unanswered.

Dai continues to put up a brave face despite the lack of progress. "I have no idea what I want to achieve in Malaysia. We still want to search for our families. We believe they are still alive. Be it four years or five years, or 10 or 20 years, as long as I am still alive, I will keep searching for answers."

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