Irene and George Burrows
Irene and George Burrows

"I can only hope that whatever happened it was very quick"

A CENTRAL Queensland family is coping 'as best they can' at news their loved ones are dead.

Irene Burrows was still coming to terms with the confirmation that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 came down in the southern Indian Ocean.

Her son Rodney and his wife Mary were among the 239 people on board the plane, which mysteriously disappeared more than two weeks ago.

BELOVED PAIR: Rodney and Mary Burrows in December 2013.
BELOVED PAIR: Rodney and Mary Burrows in December 2013. Contributed

"I can only hope that whatever happened it was very quick and they didn't know," Irene said from her Biloela home this morning.

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has been called off for the day due to bad weather conditions.

In a statement the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) says the search area is forecast to experience strong gale force winds of up to 80km/h, periods of heavy rain, and low cloud with a ceiling between 200 and 500 feet.

It says that could make for hazardous conditions for search crews.

AMSA has consulted with the Bureau of Meteorology and weather conditions are expected to improve in the search area in the evening and over the next few days. Search operations are expected to resume tomorrow, if weather conditions permit.

More about the search here.



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