Missing Malaysian aircraft impacts opinions in local community

by Melissa Delekta- Grand Ledge Gazette Reporter

GRAND LEDGE – When Malaysian airlines flight 370 went missing on March 8 eyes around the world were opened to the gaps that still exist in regards to air travel safety. The Boeing 777, which disappeared in the middle of its flight from Malaysia to Beijing, has yet to be found. Local Opinions

The case, which has international officials at a loss for an explanation, also raised concern among Grand Ledge residents. “I was very surprised to learn from television reports that the transponders on passenger aircraft can be easily turned off by pilots or others on a plane,” Kalmin Smith said, Grand Ledge Mayor. “Something needs to be done about that, for sure.”