Search for Missing Malaysia Flight Narrowed to 'Roaring Forties'

Searchers face challenging conditions as hunt for missing plane converges at notoriously dangerous area of ocean.
3:00 | 03/21/14

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Transcript for Search for Missing Malaysia Flight Narrowed to 'Roaring Forties'
George, as you said the part of the ocean where the search is con vernling is notoriously dangerous. Nicknamed the roaring 40s. Ginger is here with a challenging condition serarchers are facing. It has to do with the latitude in the 40s but the roaring part is the violent weather and all of that open ocean. The wind just springs across and say you've got this here, this represents what we saw on satellite. It's fighting waves up to about 15 feet high. Just south of there the waves 25 feet high so it's extremely violent and it gets picked up by this current pushed back toward Australia at about at its best one mile Behr hour so it's fast and we also are pushing it toward one of the deepest ocean trenches in the entire world. It's right there and you can see the depth of that average on the Indian ocean is 13,000 feet. The depth of that trench, 26,000. So if that chunk got underwater and then gets into the trench it's basically like going into an abyss.

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