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April 15th, 2014
10:56 PM ET

Will the Flight 370 disappearance lead to new aviation advances?

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.

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  1. jelreedy

    Hi,

    At 8:35 EST you posted on your show related to the Flight 370 mystery that the Blue fin can go to a depth of 4500m and that the depth was 4600m in the area of interest. Just minutes later you had a post about the ROV Triton XLS and how it is in Maryland waiting for shipping orders. My concern is that during that segment they mentioned that the Triton XLS has a maximum depth of 10000 ft. But 4600m = 15091 ft. I am hoping it was a mispeak on air. But if not please make sure we don't repeat the NASA MARS incident because of unit conversion mistakes.

    Thanks,

    Jim El-Reedy Sterling VA

    April 16, 2014 at 8:50 pm |

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