Malaysia airlines flight #MH370 – one-tenth of the planet now being searched – an annotated infographic

Almost unbelievably, the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 now extends to covering one-tenth of the planet’s surface.

Taking in two vast air corridors, crossing Thailand, Laos and Kazakhstan to the north and from Indonesia way out in to the Indian Ocean to the south, 26 countries are now involved in the search. Australia leads the search in the southern areas.

Given that the plane could possibly have disappeared anywhere along either of the red lines indicated in the infographic below, we can appreciate the scale of the task in locating one small plane across such a vast expanse of the planet.

To compound the problem, of course, it is still entirely possible that the plane isn’t located anywhere along these air corridors.

We have previously posted several flight MH370 infographics that you may also be interested in:

Possible causes for its disappearance.

The search and rescue mission widens.

Black box recorders hold the key to understanding what happened.

Plane may have flown for an additional four hours.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Flight MH370: where is it?

Flight MH370: where is it?

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