Son of Brisbane couple on board flight MH370 addresses the nation

THE family of a Queensland couple on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have addressed the nation, describing the news that the flight ended in the middle of the Indian Ocean as “heart-wrenching”.

Jayden Burrows, son of Brisbane couple Rod & Mary Burrows, was accompanied by his aunty and Rod’s sister Kaylene Mann as he read a family statement in Brisbane.

He said although there was some closure, it was difficult to accept.


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Me and Mrs Burrows were among six Australian’s on board the ill fated flight when it vanished from civilian radar on March 8.

“We dearly love and will miss our mum and dad,” Jayden told reporters. “The love and compassion that they shared and their priority of putting their family first will help us get through this together.”

“We’re heartbroken this stage of their life has been cut short.

“They worked hard to reap the rewards of their retirement, so they could travel and spend time with friends and family.

“We are extremely grateful for the love and support from all of our family and friends.

“We are grateful to the organisations and countries providing the extensive search operations and our present thoughts go out to all the families of the other passengers and crew on board the flight.

“Our family appreciate all the well wishes and prayers, but now we ask for privacy and request the our wish for family solitude be respected during this extremely heart wrenching time.”