AC360 Thursday 8p

Are crews preparing to move to "Plan B" in the search for Flight 370? The latest tonight live on AC360.
April 17th, 2014
09:50 PM ET

Looking for wreckage in an ocean full of garbage

Planes are searching from the air looking for any signs of wreckage from Flight 370. So far plenty of debris has been spotted, but none of it is from the missing plane. The search zone is in area known as one of the world's biggest floating junkyards. Randi Kaye takes a look at the garbage floating in the world's oceans.

Anderson spoke to Air Commodore Kevin McEvoy of the Royal New Zealand Air Force for the latest on air search.

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April 17th, 2014
09:46 PM ET

What is it like to be at the controls of a massive ferry?

The South Korean ferry is nearly than 500 feet long, 72 feet wide and weighs 6,825 tons. What is it like to try to control a ship like that? Randi Kaye visited a ship simulator.

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April 16th, 2014
10:03 PM ET

What if the Flight 370 search zone is completely wrong?

Search officials say they are convinced they are looking in the right area for Flight 370. But, so far, there is no sign of any wreckage from the missing plane. What happens if the search for Flight 370 is off target? Randi Kaye takes a look at what went wrong in the search for billionaire Steve Fossett's plane.

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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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April 14th, 2014
10:42 PM ET

Sonar submarine hits a snag on its first search for Flight 370

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

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April 11th, 2014
09:26 PM ET

Are black boxes really the key to solving the Flight 370 mystery?

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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April 10th, 2014
09:15 PM ET

Malaysia's missteps in the Flight 370 search

Malaysian officials now say it was Flight 370's pilot, not the first officer who uttered the final words to air traffic control. It is just the latest piece of information coming from Malaysia that has changed over time. It took weeks for authorities to admit that the final words from the cockpit were not "Alright, good night." These are just two examples of the confusion caused by Malaysian officials. Randi Kaye takes a closer look.

April 7th, 2014
11:05 PM ET

The device that might lead crews to Flight 370

Hopes are running high that a series of pings picked up over the weekend came from Flight 370's black boxes. The batteries that power those locator beacons are expected to work for about 30 days. That means they may have already fallen silent. Randi Kaye visited a manufacturer that makes the beacons that might be on the doomed plane.

Anderson discusses the search for those pings with David Gallo, who co-led the search for Air France Flight 447 and CNN Safety Analyst David Soucie.

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April 4th, 2014
09:39 PM ET

The high tech tools searching for Flight 370

It has been four weeks since Flight 370 vanished. Today there are 13 aircraft and eleven ships searching. There is a new focus on the underwater search. High tech equipment from the U.S. is listening for 'pings' from the plane's black boxes. Randi Kaye takes a look at the high tech tools being used in the search.

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April 1st, 2014
09:51 PM ET

What does it take to salvage a plane from the deepest areas of the Indian Ocean?

Some parts of the Indian Ocean near the Flight 370 search zone reach depths over 20,000 feet. In comparison, Mount Everest is 29,000 feet. What happens if searchers find something, and it is at the bottom of the ocean? Randi Kaye takes a closer look.

Anderson discussed the logistics with David Gallo who co-led the search for Air France Flight 447 and Sylvain Pascaud who was a technical advisor on that same investigation.

 

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