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March 11, 2014

Flight 370 .Questions.

Is it entirely plausible, even in today's 'fly-by-wire' age, with hundreds of satellites hovering over the Horizon, with advanced avionics, radar surveillance's and thermal signature technology, for 239 people to step out into a clear blue sky, board a state of the art aircraft and just disappear into thin air?

Which brings us to the point. 


Is current technology still so nascent that they cannot pinpoint to a event that happened in the GRID (area covered by electronic/satellite sweep)? Its not like Apollo 13 that the bird was millions of miles from the earth. But in Apollo 13 Radio contact was available when disaster struck.

Interpol ( a kind of world wide web of police network) failed to detect two stolen passports in an International flight. Are we still living in the 'Catch me if you can' age?

Thirty-four planes, 40 ships and search crews from 10 countries are unable to come up with any clue  even after 3 days after the event. Is a new Bermuda kind of triangle in the offing?


Statistics put by the Economist below reveal that air travel is getting increasingly safer but wonder which category of casualty would they put the Malaysia airlines flight 370 into?

 Pic Source: Economist
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