Aviation Expert Remains Skeptical About Flight 370 Search Location
The Navy's black-box locator is on its way to the southern Indian Ocean as search vessels continue to hunt for pieces of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. On Monday, Malaysia's prime minister said that it can be concluded, based on satellite data, that the missing Boeing 777 "ended" in that area of the ocean.
Aviation expert Kathleen Bangs joined Bill Hemmer this morning to go over the latest clues as the families of the 239 people onboard wait for a final answer on what happened to the aircraft.
Bangs said she's skeptical about the area that is being searched, since it's so far away from where the plane made its last radar contact. She explained that Inmarsat, the British satellite company that identified "pings" along the southern route, is basing its conclusions on "one new technology that they've never used before."
She noted that she is "comforted" by the fact that other scientists have concurred with Inmarsat's findings.
"I hope that they're right and that we're looking in the right area. But sometimes I'm a little concerned that we're not looking back where the airplane's last, for-sure known position was," she explained, likening the search for the black box to finding a needle in an "ocean of haystacks."
Watch the full analysis above.