Why It's Taking So Long to Find Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane
The jet is now believed to have changed course after it went missing.
As the search for the missing jetliner extends into the vast seas on both sides of the Malay Peninsula, the world is wondering: How can eight countries, using more than 24 vessels and 9 aircraft over four days, fail to locate debris from a jumbo jet in shallow waters?
It seems now like the searchers have been looking in the wrong place.
Military officials in Malaysia disclosed Tuesday that military radar tracked the missing Boeing 777 hundreds of miles west of its flight path—more than an hour after the jet disappeared from civilian air traffic control radar, Reuters reported.
The new military radar data prompted Malaysian officials on Tuesday to expand the search for the missing jet into the much larger and deeper