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Look At The Lives Lost On Missing Airliner

Story By: Larry Stine

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  Original Published: 3/26/2014

Officials are not expecting to find any survivors from missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. The mission now appears to be one of search and recovery rather than search and rescue. Malaysian authorities have announced that they believe the plane crashed into the Indian Ocean. The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared March 8. Anderson Cooper shares a look at the lives of the lost. Paul Weeks was a husband and father of two. He was on his way to start a new job in Mongolia, his dream job. Before he left his home in Australia, he gave his wedding ring and his watch to his wife Danica. "Just as he was leaving, he said I'm going to leave my wedding ring here," Danica Weeks says. "Should anything happen to me, I want the ring to go to the first son that's married and the watch to the second. And I said something to him like, don't be stupid. Just come back and I'll give it back to you and you can give it to them." Muktesh Mukerjee and Kiaomo Bai had been on vacation and were on their way home to their two young sons in Beijing. "As parents, nothing was more important to them than those kids," says Matthew McConkey, friend of the couple on Flight 370. "Everything they did was surrounding those kids. You'd go to their house and it was covered with pictures of their boys." Thirty-year-old Huang Yi was also on her way home to her five-year-old daughter. She worked for a semi-conductor company based in Austin, Texas, and was on board with 19 of her colleagues. Rodney and Mary Burrows from Australia were looking forward to becoming first-time grandparents after they returned home. They were beginning a long-planned trip with their good friends, Catherine and Robert Lawton. The Lawton's were known as doting grandparents. A friend described them as passionate travelers. This group of artists from China were in Malaysia to display their work, most of them were on the flight back Beijing. among them, the oldest passenger on board, 76-year-old Lou Rusheng, a renowned calligrapher who was traveling with his wife. The loved ones of these passengers have waited with prayers. And with hope. Strangers, mostly children, have left pictures at the airport in Malaysia. This one reads "We miss you, we love you." This one, simply says, "Please come back."

   
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