Saturday, March 15, 2014
The following article and map are reposted directly from WNYC, which has analyzed possible landing sites for Malaysian Air Flight 370, which has been missing for a full week. (See my EarthView post about some of the geographic implications.) At this map makes clear, the search area is immense, because the plane had enough fuel to travel for seven hours at high speed, and nobody knows what direction it was heading. The landing sites shown are "possible" only in the physical sense. For any of them to be actual landing sites, the landing of a major aircraft would have to be both unnoticed and unreported, which would be possible in very few political jurisdictions.