BILOELA'S Irene Burrows wants the Boeing 777 that carried 239 people to their deaths to stay in its watery grave.
While she is desperate for the search operation to recover some wreckage, some tangible evidence, she believes if the plane is found it should be left where it is.
Irene's son Rodney and his wife Mary were on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which authorities this week determined had crashed in a remote corner of the Indian Ocean.
The multi-national search is focused on a vast stretch of water, about 2000km south-west of Perth.
"I want some wreckage to be found but I hope they leave the plane where it is. That is their final resting place," Irene said yesterday.
"I would like the wreckage to be out there (off the West Australian coast) because that would mean Rodney and Mary aren't too far from home."
Irene and her husband George are long-time residents of Central Queensland. They retired to Biloela about 20 years ago after raising their family on a property at Thangool, 12km outside the township.
The couple, aged in their 80s, have been heartened by the incredible support they have received from the tight-knit community.
Rodney was the eldest of their four children. He was educated and spent the first years of his working life in CQ before settling in Brisbane. He and Mary married in 1985. They had three children and were expecting their first grandchild next month.
They boarded flight MH370 in Kuala Lumpur, bound for a holiday in China.
They were travelling with Brisbane couple Bob and Cathy Lawton.
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