I just want to point you at this beautiful graphic illustrating the depth at which the Malaysian Flight 370 black box rests. The ocean is really, really deep, you know. And sometimes a well-designed visual communicates the magnitude of the problem well.
The other side of the problem: read the comments, and you’ll suddenly appreciate of the conspiracy wackaloon problem, too. Here’s one sample:
This is a fantastic graphic and just to make you think about this problem logically….
what are the odds that a middle-aged 3rd world pilot would:
1) Know how to knock out virtually every tracking system on the plane
2) Fly a route that missed every satellite and every ground tracking station
3) Crash Land the plane in 3 miles of water
4) In the remotest area of the globe, with almost no chance of recovery.
To pull this off would have taken the resources of a modern, 1st world country with extraordinary technology, and the military skills to pull it off.
It makes you wonder what was in that cargo hold, and why somebody didn’t want it to arrive at it’s destination.
Don’t you just love the casual racism/ageism of the premise? A Malaysian pilot couldn’t possibly be as smart and well-trained as an American pilot, and it takes a freakin’ First-World Genius to be able to crash a plane in the Indian Ocean. And of course it had to be intentional, there’s no way a serious error in a modern plane could cause a mere accident.
Seriously, just look at the lovely graphic, and don’t read the comments unless your blood pressure is a little low.