MH370 Search: 121 Days After, Passengers' Families of Missing Malaysia Aircraft Hoping ‘They Are Still Out There’

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By jaskiran kaur | July 8, 2014 1:12 AM EST

One hundered twenty one days passed after the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 but still families of the missing passengers are hopeful their relatives will return.

According to the latest report, most families still believe "they are still out there." The missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is aviation history's biggest mystery that remains unsolved even after nine weeks of global search efforts.

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A family member of a passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 burns incense as he prays at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing June 15, 2014. Sunday marks the 100th day that the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared with 239 passengers and crew on board.

Even though it was announced that Boeing 777 landed in Indian Ocean, no trace of the missing aircraft has been found. Recently, Malaysia's Defense Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein launched MH370 Tribute Photo Exhibition, according to The Star.

The event was arranged by the Foreign Correspondents Club of Malaysia. The exhibition showcased works of photographers who covered the tragedy. The event was also attended by the relatives of the passengers that went missing since March 8.

During the event, reporters got a chance to speak to the grieving relatives. Present at the event was the wife of inflight supervisor Patrick Gomes. While speaking to the reporters Jaquita Gomes said they are "just carrying on with life at the moment."

"We just don't want it (incident) to be quiet, people need to still remember that they are still out there," Gomes said who remains hopeful of the return of her husband. She also appreciated Hishamuddin's efforts.

Maira Elizabeth, daughter of a chief steward of missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, Andrew Nari, is hoping the plane will still be found.

"All those people on board whether they are dead or alive, it does not matter, as long as they come back," Elizabeth said.

The missing aircraft took off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing on March 8. Boeing 777 carried 239 passengers on board and went off radar detection within an hour after the flight took off. On March 24, it was declared that the Malaysian aircraft crashed into the Southern Indian Ocean.

According to the latest Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 search update, Defense Minister Hussein has announced positioning of more "assets." This will be done for the "deep-sea" search for missing Boeing 777 in the new location in the Southern Indian Ocean, Channel New Asia reported.

Royal Malaysian Navy vessel will "set sail on Aug. 4" and join missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370's search efforts.   

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A family member of a passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 burns incense as he prays at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing June 15, 2014. Sunday marks the 100th day that the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared with 239 passengers and crew on board.
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