If the (probable) crash was caused by equipment malfunction, Boeing and the manufactures of the faulty equipment will be held liable. In addition, the contribution of design defects in the disaster will become more evident. The plane could not be located because tracking equipment was not installed at the factory. The transponder was lost due to electronics failure or accidental turn-off during the emergency. The flight recorder only records 2 hours of conversation before it over-records previous recordings, making it impossible to verify what happened during the emergency. (My computer chip holds hundreds of hours of recording, why theirs only 2?). The black-box ‘pinger’ has a battery life of only 30 days. So on and so on.
The search to date is said to have cost about $25 million. Sounds like a lot until we find out that Boeing’s CEO in salary and perks gets (I refuse to say ‘earns’, in the non-pejorative sense of the word) $25 million. If the loss of MH370 can be pinned on corporative incompetence, I would argue that each victim’s family is entitled to at least one-year’s returns of Boeing’s top executive. Or am I wrong, and these dead people can go penniless to h. . . .?