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Search For Potential Plane Debris In Indian Ocean A Daunting Task

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March 20, 2014 AT 10:49 AM
Military planes scouring for the missing Malaysia jet received their best lead yet Thursday after analyzed satellite images revealed possible plane debris in the Indian Ocean. But experts say that the search protocol and procedure for pinpointing any wreckage and retrieving the essential black-box data remains a laborious if near impossible task. Chari Pattiaratchi, a professor of oceanography at the University of Western Australia in Perth, says "It’s the middle of nowhere. It’s literally in the middle of the ocean where nobody goes because it’s so rough. Any search there would be incredibly challenging. It could take years.”