Robert Lawton

 

 

 

Age: 57

 

Summary: Australian long-serving staff member in the veneer section at the plywood manufacturing plant Sharp Plywood Pty Ltd. in the southwest Queensland suburb Wacol in Brisbane, Australia who along with his wife Catherine Lawton were among one of more than 239 passengers and crew members reported missing and presumed dead aboard on the ill-fated Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 passenger jet that mysteriously disappeared off the radar when the missing Boeing 777 jetliner had lost contact with air traffic control less than an hour after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur's main international airport and was reported to have crashed into the ocean near the Gulf of Thailand off of Vietnam's Tho Chu Island earlier in March 2014, in which a multinational search and rescue effort that was later reported as the largest in history had began in the South China Sea involving naval ships and airplanes from at least 14 countries requesting for radar information and resulted in new debris sightings but no signs of the flight's wreckage has been confirmed.

 

 

Cause of Death: Airplane accident

 

Born: July 20, 1956

 

Died: March 8, 2014

 

Location: South Indian Ocean