WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Thursday’s tragedy has affected two Purdue students from Malaysia.
According to the two students, the emotions back home are a mixture of anger and sadness.
Seniors Ying Ying Seah and Muhammad Azim have lived in the United States for two years. Both of them used Malaysian Airlines to fly into the U.S.
With the disappearance of Flight 370 in March and Thursday’s crash of Flight 17, Seah said she’s afraid her country and the airline may take a hit.
“People might have a phobia taking Malaysian Airlines for their travels. People might not think it’s safe anymore to travel to our country or with our airline,” said Seah.
Later this fall, a group of Malaysian students are expected to arrive on Purdue’s campus.
Seah said she and other students are working to create a second home for the new students and to ease their travel concerns.