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Lost: The Mystery of Flight HM370

The most important clues are in the black boxes, or should be. The information from the flight data recorder show what the ship was doing, but could not explain why

It's been four weeks since the disappearance of flight 370, Malaysia Airlines, the axis of the search is focused in the Indian Ocean but so far little is known. In the aircraft were 239 people from 14 different countries, disagreement of family members increases as the days pass, the main criticisms suggest that the Malaysian government did not give the right information from the start.

Not found a single piece of wreckage, even after a new analysis led researchers to change your search area again. The last zone was delimited based on extremely limited satellite data combined with radar data taken about five hours before the plane presumably crashed. It is, as an official of the search operations, "a very inexact science," he said.

Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, coordinator lookup, spoke of "very credible leads" and "best hope" on March 24. But this Thursday, April 3 said the search has become "the most difficult in the history of mankind."

The aircraft could actually continue being in the place that ships and aircraft from several countries have been combing almost a week. The currents in the area changed every day, but Thursday was an area of 223,000 square kilometers located 1,680 kilometers northwest of the Australian city of Perth.

The search area has changed over and over again since the air traffic controllers lost contact with the Boeing 777 when it was located between Malaysia and Vietnam. It began in the South China Sea, then switched to the Strait of Malacca to the west, where the Malaysian authorities confirmed that a military radar had detected the plane. Then came evidence that the aircraft had been flying for at least five hours after contact was lost.

A week ago the announcement of search engines reflected increased accuracy of data determined that the airplane may have traveled south, where most likely crashed into the ocean when he was out of gas. Searches for expensive satellites have been used, specialized aircraft and ships, but so far have not borne fruit.

The problem is that researchers are analyzing probabilities, but few certainties calculations are searching and they "believe" that the plane fell, the truth is they do not find a specific part of the aircraft, everything else is pure conjecture and may be completely wrong. So far, satellite estimates have only been ocean dumps.

The most important clues are in the black boxes, or should be. The information from the flight data recorder show what the ship was doing, but could not explain why. The voice recorder cab that contains only the last couple of hours of audio flight could simply lack sound if pilots were incapacitated before the plane fell.

Wherever you are, those boxes are sending signals. Their batteries are designed to last a month. This month ends on Tuesday.

traslation: Belén Zapata