After CNN couldn’t rent its own 777 airplane for its nonstop coverage of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, it opted for the next best thing: a flight simulator in Canada.
CNN outlined the conditions faced by search teams looking for any signs of debris Monday in the Indian Ocean from inside a simulator in Mississauga, Ontario that matched the model of the vanished plane.
While it was nighttime off the coast of Perth, Australia, where the search efforts are focused, CNN’s analysts simulated weather conditions search teams would face in daylight. Light rain could obscure a pilot’s view of the ocean, they determined, but overall they said conditions could certainly “be worse” — so search teams shouldn’t have too much to worry about other than their own fatigue.
Watch below, courtesy of CNN:
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