I was actually watching an episode of the aforementioned show when my wife told me to turn on the TV last Friday and learn about MH370. The bottom of my stomach fell out. I'll note I hate loss of life. As an engineer I find modern airliners fastening. They are so safe because of their engineering and the rigorous process and regulation of the industry. It is very enlightening to understand how such a perfected system can fail so that we can prevent it in the future. It is always heartbreaking to learn it's happened again.
The trouble is however, we can't make aviation safe from intentional malicious acts. Silk Air 185, Egypt Air 990, and even LAM 470 last November showed us that those in command can deliberately destroy the craft.
Sadly our media is providing false hope to the devastated family members of MH370 victims. There is extremely little chance the plane has landed on some 3rd world runway. It's tempting to think terrorists would fancy a 772ER, the longest range airliner in the world (10,700mi) to carry out an attack, but it's just not logical. If they would make an attack, it would have been on Sunday or Monday while the world was distracted by the search in the South China Sea.
No. Sadly MH370 is at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, and ocean whose area is the size of the land area of North America, South America, Europe and Africa combined. It's insanely large. I hope the family members can find closure amongst such vastness.