March 25, 2014 | Anna D

Why is flight MH370 proving so hard to find? I'm shocked that, in a world where most mobile phones have GPS, a whole plane can go missing.

new way of analysing satellite data developed by British company Inmarsat allowed engineers to determine that the plane was heading south. Based on this, authorities concluded that the plane most likely crashed into the Indian Ocean.

This event has made me realise that radio and radar technologies used to track planes are quite old. Shouldn't modern technology make it easy to know where aircraft are at all times?

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British firm Inmarsat compared data sent back from flight MH370 with data from similar aircraft.

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