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MH370: How did it fly so far without detection?

More than two weeks after it went missing, Malaysian authorities now believe that flight MH370 crashed in the Indian Ocean off Australia. But it raises a crucial question for this country… how could an unidentified passenger jet, way off course, travel the length of the west coast without being detected?

Mark Davis looks at the sophisticated surveillance systems that should have been able to spot MH370 heading our way. And he reveals the huge gaps in radar coverage across Australia and its waters. Could they allow a hostile aircraft to approach with little warning?

The answers come from a panel of experts… former Chief of the Australian Defence Force Admiral Chris Barrie, University of New South Wales intelligence expert Dr Clinton Fernandes and US aviation and defence expert Ken Christensen. What further light can they shed on the aviation mystery that’s captured the world’s attention?

Duration: 11:10
Language: EN
Resolution max: 480p
Video Source: YouTube
Provided by: SBS Dateline
Published on: 2014-03-26
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