Malaysian Airlines flight 370 found on nature trail, UWF somewhat shocked

A lucky passenger took the picture of the plane with his undamaged iPhone. Priorities in check. Photo by Concussed Man

A lucky passenger took the picture of the plane with his undamaged iPhone. Priorities in check.
Photo by Concussed Man

Florida Woman
Staff Writer

After being missing for over a year, Malaysian Airlines flight 370 was recovered on the outskirts of the University of West Florida Edward Ball Nature Trail.

The last known contact for the plane was Mar. 8, 2014. The plane was set to land in Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China.

“The last thing I can remember is everything going black,” Katherine Smith said.

Smith was one of the 239 people on the plane. There were 57 casualties and 182 survivors.

“I’ve seen every episode of LOST,” said Michael Tyler, another surviving passenger. “I felt like I had an advantage over everyone else on how to survive.”

UWF student Joe Black spotted the survivors when he went out to the nature trail before class.

“I went out to the nature trail to blaze before class like I do every Thursday,” Black said. “I dropped my lighter and when I bent down to pick it up I found a piece of the rubble.”

The plane strayed from its projected route to Beijing and ended up flying over the states. By the time Jim Greene, one of the pilots, noticed the mistake, the plane began to malfunction as it ran out of gas. After several attempts to find somewhere to land safely, the plane crashed down in the nature trail.

“I’m not sure what happened,” Jim Greene said, recalling smoke and steam coming from the front panels, and then everything spiraling out of control.

“No one had any idea what to do,” he said. “I completely blanked. I only looked away for a second to check up on my Tamagotchi, and when I looked up everything was on fire and we were headed straight for the ground.”

The survivors of the crash have been living like savages for over a year. They hunted wild boar and alligators for meat, and found orange trees about 2 miles from their campsite. They built shelters out of the clothes of the deceased.

UWF President Judy Bense said she had no idea the plane was so close to the university.

“I thought it was just homeless students living back there,” Bense said. “I had no idea our land had become home to so many freeloaders.”

The passengers of the flight were completely unaware of how close to civilization they actually were.

“I had no idea what was going on or where I was,” Greene said. “We all just assumed we were on a deserted island like on Survivor. We spilt up into teams and everything.”

All surviving passengers split into teams according to whether they liked dogs or cats more. Greene led the dog team, while Tyler was captain of team cat.

“I feel absolutely ridiculous knowing we were this close to civilization,” Smith said. “But I did kind of like living off the land. I’m a man’s man, if you know what I mean.”

The nature trail on campus will be shut down until further notice.