Friday, June 12, 2009

Air France Search Hindered by Garbage

I was wondering if this would be a problem and indeed, it looks like it is going to be. Apparently, the searchers for the Air France flight that went down the week before last are having problems telling what's plane debris and what's trash.

Now let's take a look at this for a moment. Middle of the ocean and a plane that has hit the water. Other than depth and visibility, there should be no problem locating this stuff if you could figure out where it was. The idea that they are finding stuff, only to rule it out as garbage and not from the plane is absolute insanity. It just goes to show how bad things have gotten and it's sad that it takes a tragedy to bring it to light.


1 comment:

hillary said...

I was thinking about this, too, especially when one of the stories I read said something like, "they thought it was plane debris but it was just sea trash." JUST sea trash? What kind of world do we live in where trash in the middle of the ocean is apparently so commonplace? Argh.