The one thing I have never understood fully is with all the surface radar and satellites watching the world we inhabit how or why was the aircrafts location when it disappeared not better known.
I don't know if this really applies to the point you've made,however:
I subscribe to a website called "flightradar24".It costs about $10 a year and with it you can track just about every commercial flight on earth...in real time.One thing that I've noticed is that on a flight from,say,JFK to Tokyo the site seems to lose track of the aircraft for a while as it passes over northern Canada and Alaska.suggesting that to me,at least, radar tracking doesn't exist *everywhere* in the world.
It seems to me that a remote part of the earth like the expanse of the Indian Ocean between Australia and southern African just might be such an area.
posted on 04/29/2018 1:41:52 PM PDT
by Gay State Conservative
(You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
To: Gay State Conservative
I don't know how much airplane tracking is done by radars these days short of approach and departure. I think a lot of it is GPS-based, with the planes sending data bursts of their positions every few minutes.
That said, it's also possible that this is impractical near the poles where lines of longitude compress.
posted on 04/29/2018 6:45:22 PM PDT
by Political Junkie Too
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