How Will Search & Rescue Work If A Plane Goes Down in the Arctic?

It has been nearly a month since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from radar, and its ultimate whereabouts remain unclear. The complex international effort of searching for the plane in a remote stretch of the South Indian Ocean raises the question of what would happen if a plane were to go down in the Arctic:… » 4/04/14 3:20pm 4/04/14 3:20pm

Malaysian Prime Minister: Missing Plane Was Deliberately Diverted

In a news conference on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 today, Prime Minister Najib Razak declared that the plane was deliberately diverted from its prescribed route to Beijing, flying up to seven hours after takeoff, says The New York Times. Malaysian authorities have released a map plotting the plane's last… » 3/15/14 10:00am 3/15/14 10:00am

This GIF Shows How Impossible It Is to Find a Plane in the Pacific

The Pacific Ocean is very, very big. Airplanes are big, too—but, compared to the Pacific Ocean, they are almost comically small. So, as rescuers finish up a week of searching unsuccessfully for Malaysia Air Flight 370, it's worth taking a second to marvel at what an impossible a task it is to find one little plane in… » 3/13/14 10:40am 3/13/14 10:40am