When a flight carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot out of the sky, killing all of those on board, the tragedy seemed to reverberate for so many Australians.
Eight of those on board had called West Australia home and a number of others had been bound for Perth.
West Australians have expressed their grief and sympathy in regard to the incident in a number of condolence books placed at a number of Perth locations for the past few weeks on behalf of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Hundreds of people wrote their thoughts and comments in the books that were at Council House, the State Library, Parliament House and Constitutional Centre.
Others contributed their thoughts and support for those whose lives have been touched by the loss of their friends and family in the incident as part of an online condolence message board.
While every live lost is still being mourned it was the story of Nick Norris and his three grandchildren that struck at the hearts of many, who could not understand the pain of such loss that his loved ones would be feeling.
Many of the comments addressed their family and thoughts for for them.
While some of those who wrote comments may not have known those who were on the Malaysia Airlines flight, others talked about their connections to those who were.
Many spoke of how “unimaginable” the sorrow that loved ones would be feeling.
One comment simply read “So sad!!”
Friday was the final day that the books were available to the public to sign.
The Department of Premier and Cabinet is yet to confirm what will happen with the books.