I'm gonna be flying alot within the next month so incidents like this are scary to hear about but also a bit reassuring because I know it only happens once a year or so. Sorry I know that's selfish and morbid but it's my first thought.
This. I fly pretty often, both personally and on business, and I was actually getting onto a plane from Toronto to Vancouver just as this news broke. Even though I knew the route was extremely safe and I was going to be fine, it still kinda shocked and scared me a bit. It's definitely not a piece of news that you want to hear, especially since I rarely fly that route.
But this is super strange now. Like it's been 3-4 days now and how the hell have we not found a trace of this plane? Even Air France, which landed in the middle of the ocean was found about a day or two into the operation. A plane this size honestly can't just disappear.