The search for MH 370
Rappler talks to aviation security specialist, Philip Baum on Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370


MANILA, Philippines – Rappler talks to aviation security specialist, Philip Baum.

It’s nearly 4 weeks since the MH 370 vanished with 239 people on board. Since then, it has dominated international news.

On March 24, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced to the world that satellite analysis showed that the missing jet ended at the southern Indian Ocean. But some relatives refuse to accept Malaysia’s version of the plane’s fate, saying they need hard evidence. (READ: MH370 ended at the southern Indian Ocean)

Until today, hard evidence and a defined debris field elude searchers, as debris found to date has turned out to be unrelated to the plane.

The search continues. CNN reports Friday’s area of focus covers about 217,000 square kilometers or 83,800 square miles of the Indian Ocean, northwest of Perth, Australia. A total of 14 aircraft and nine ships is scanning the area over the course of the day.

Time is running out. The pings emanating from the flight recorder’s beacons will soon stop as the batteries lose power in a few days.

Baum will share his analysis of the plan’s disappearance, the search and the company’s handling of the crisis situation. (READ: What happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370?)

He is also the managing director of Green Light, a company specializing in aviation security training and consultancy.

We’ll post the video as soon as it’s ready. –

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