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Sometimes Planes Are Never Found

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March 14, 2014 AT 6:57 AM
Sometimes, the crash site is never found. In the case of Malaysia Flight 370, a Boeing 777 missing since Saturday, a search of an area captured by Chinese satellite images that seemed to pinpoint the crash site turned up nothing. Such images are rare, and typically, when a plane goes down in a remote area with no witnesses, one of the most crucial tools available to investigators is radar. John Griffin II, an associate professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University who specializes in air traffic control, says "There are basically two ways to find a plane, radar and pilot communication."