March 31st, 2014
09:35 PM ET

CNN reporter clocks hundreds of flight hours for Flight 370 coverage

One of the most dedicated members of CNN's team during the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been Martin Savidge.

He's spent the better part of a month holed up in a flight simulator in Canada.

Mitchell Casado, reluctant 'pilot of the people'

It hasn't been the easiest assignment.

CNN's Jeanne Moos explains.

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  1. L Callow

    Regarding the missing flight 370, there is much speculation about whether the pinger sounds are from 370 and why the detections are so far apart. An idea I would suggest would be to take an identical black box, same age, same model and drop it down on cable to a known location in the search area to see how its pinger readings are distorted compared to the readings they think they have detected.

    April 20, 2014 at 6:58 pm | Reply
  2. Bill Davis

    Instead of a simulator, why doesn't someone actually fly the flight of 370 using a real 777 and see if the path calculated using the same kind of data they are now using agrees with the actual path. Theory is ok but testing the theory with experimental data is always a good idea. If this isn't feasible, try checking a commercial flight and again, see if the calculated path agrees with radar and transponder data.
    An experimental scientist

    April 1, 2014 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  3. K Jones

    Transponder was broken before take off.Check the records and vaify transponer was operating on the previous flight.Was the plane allowed to be flown with a broken transponder because it wasn`t deemed as an essential piece of flight equipment.These are the questions you should be asking.At the end of the day you want your reporters who travel over large waterways safe. you need independent companies{regulators} checking the planes.Pilots should lose their lisence if caught flying a plane with broken equipment.Pilots should have someone{Their Union} they can notify if equipment is broken and they should have the right to refuse to fly planes even if the broken equipment is`nt deemed essentail to fly the plane.people should be able to feel safe when getting on a plane.Not worry about whether the airlines are not paying for repairs while ticket prices and baggage prices soar. Fight for the families ofb the dead. If the airlines get sued enough,maybe they`ll start making repairs.If you keep helping the airlines keep trying to duck responsabilty.When your on a plane that`s about to crash,know,that you asked for it.

    April 1, 2014 at 7:03 pm | Reply

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