Daughter Still Tweets Dad Lost in Malaysian Crash

'When will you be back home'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2015 8:15 PM CDT
Daughter Still Tweets Dad Lost in Malaysian Crash
Maira Elizabeth Nari (left), seen here receiving a cap from Malaysia's defense minister in 2014, has gained fame for her social-media notes to her father, who went missing with Flight MH370.   (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

The daughter of the chief steward on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 has gained international attention through her social-media notes to her missing father. Ever since the plane disappeared in March 2014, 19-year-old Maira Elizabeth Nari has been posting messages for her father on Twitter and Instagram in the hope he's still out there somewhere, reports the New York Times. "When will you be back home. I'll be waiting, all of us are," reads one tweet. And on Instagram, she wrote, "Have a blessed Christmas with the rest of the crew and passengers."

As a result, she's now got more than 90,000 Twitter followers and more than 20,000 on Instagram. She tells the Times posting notes for her father helps her deal with the frustration and confusion of possibly losing him, confusion that's now amplified given the mixed messages from Malaysian and international search officials about whether debris washing up in the Indian Ocean belongs to the plane. Read the full story here. (More Malaysia Airlines crash stories.)

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