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April 1st, 2014
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Will Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's "black box" ever be found?

Malaysia Airlines investigators lost three crucial days searching in the wrong area because of the poorly-coordinated effort.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: New search area, rugged deep-ocean terrain

The black box, which records information of the flight may have less than a week left of battery power.

In interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, researcher Bill Schofield, who was on the team that first developed the "black box," talks about whether the plane's data recorder will ever be found.

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  1. Peggy Solinsky

    I totally agree with Enrique Setaro. They are on land, not in the ocean.

    April 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm | Reply
  2. Enrique Setaro

    Erin:
    I have been following the events of Flt 370. It seems to me that there is no real proof that the plane headed toward the ocean. What if the pilot changed the course and, deliberately, flew someplace else?
    I recall one quote often heard from Sherlock Holmes is "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth".
    It could be that the pilot flew the plane and landed in a place far away. There are fields where the airlines take airplanes that have exceeded their lifetime. In the US there are several of such places; it could be also that there are some of these places in the Far East.
    Also the plane could have landed in some landing strip of the many that were built during WW II, the Korean and Vietnam wars by the US and its allies and that have been abandoned. The plane could have landed in one of these strips.
    Thus the plane could be hidden in plain sight. It should be easy to check these two assumptions with the current imaging satellites; there must be records of these temporary military landing strips/bases.
    Hope this helps. I sent similar messages to the FBI and Malaysia Airlines but I do not know if they read them.
    Regards, Enrique Setaro / Miami, FL

    April 2, 2014 at 10:40 pm | Reply
  3. Eric Anugraham

    Eric Anugraham. Hi Erin,
    about a minute ago
    How come the search Team for the missing Plane 370 is not using a under water powerful wide angle camera with bright lights & a transmitter so the ships can see what the camera is seeing. If necessary a Night vision camera could also help. Instead of looking for the Black box????? Trying to listen to the pinger. Just an idea.

    April 2, 2014 at 1:38 pm | Reply
  4. Sakina

    What if plane never made that sharp turn and unfortunately went down right at point. I think they should look in that area.

    April 2, 2014 at 1:52 am | Reply

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