The FAA announced the completion of a new system for tracking aircraft that relies mainly on satellites and GPS rather than radar. It will be mandatory by the year 2020. If that system had been in place for Flight 370, the job of finding the missing plane would have been much easier. Previous aviation safety advances were the result of past air disasters. Randi Kaye takes a look back.
Investigators are poring over data captured by the Bluefin-21 sonar submarine. It is analyzing the ocean floor in hopes of catching the first glimpse of Flight 370. Anderson and CNN Analyst David Gallo take an up-close look at the type of images the Bluefin is collecting.
Once debris from Flight 370 is located, a different type of submersible will be called in. Gary Tuchman climbed inside a vessel that played a key role in finding pieces of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
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Guinea's Ebola outbreak has already claimed more than 100 lives and that number is likely to rise. 14 of those killed were health workers. As fears grow that the virus will spread beyond Guinea, Dr. Sanjay Gupta gets an up close look at what life is like for those dying of Ebola.
A video that was recently posted on a jihadist web site shows an al Qaeda leader telling at least 100 followers that he wants them to attack the United States. It was shot in Yemen and it is raising serious questions about what the U.S. really knows about al Qaeda's operations. Barbara Starr has the latest.
Anderson discussed this with national security analyst Peter Bergen.
The nation paused today to mark one year since the terror attack Boston Marathon bombing. The city of Boston marked this milestone by reflecting on a year filled with challenges and resilience. 'Boston Strong' has become the city's rallying cry, and Boston's strength was on full display today.
More than 100 people have died in Guinea's ebola outbreak, that includes 14 health workers. The virus has no cure and you can get infected with just one microscopic droplet of saliva or blood hitting a break in the skin. The outbreak struck Guinea's capital Conakry, a city that's home to two-million people and near an international airport. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is there with the latest on the crisis and shows how simply getting blood samples is a life threatening job.
The first day of the underwater sonar search for Flight 370 came to an early and abrupt end today. The Bluefin-21 unmanned submarine reached an area of the ocean that was deeper than expected. It was forced to return to the surface about ten hours early. Anderson spoke with Captain Mark Matthews who is heading the U.S. Navy's Bluefin operations and he described the search as tactical rather than strategic.
Randi Kaye got an exclusive up close look at the Bluefin-21
A signal coming from the cell phone belonging to Flight 370's co-pilot reached a Malaysian cell tower in the moments after the plane lost contact. The tower was about 250 miles from the location of the flight's final signal. It is raising serious questions about how far off course and how low the plane was flying. Pamela Brown has the latest on the investigation.
Martin Savidge takes a look at what this cell phone data says about Flight 370's altitude.
The Flight 370 search zone is now about 16,000 square miles. That section of the Indian Ocean can reach depths close to three miles. Anderson takes a look at some of the high tech tools that are being used to find the source of those pings.
Gary Tuchman reports on why we may never know about some of the assets the U.S. Military is using to search for Flight 370.
Australia's Prime Minister says he is confident a series of pings is coming from Flight 370's black boxes. If they are in the area where searchers are looking, they could be nearly three miles below the ocean's surface. When and if the black boxes are recovered, there are serious questions about what sort of information will be on them. Randi Kaye takes a look at what investigators were able to learn from the black boxes salvaged in previous air disasters.
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