AUSTRALIA - Trying to find a needle in a haystack is nearly impossible.
For crews searching for an aircraft believed to be in the southern Indian Ocean, infinitely bigger.
Since March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has been off the radar while in-flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 people on board.
"Without investigation the searching is no use. It's not in the right area, not in the right direction. The searching is waste time, I just say. Waste of time," says Jack Song, whose sister is a missing passenger on the flight.
Though no evidence from the plane has surfaced, crews will continue to turn the tides. This time, with a new voyager, the 'GO Phoenix.'
Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Martin Dolan says, "how fast it goes depends essentially on the sort of terrain you're covering and that varies from quite flat planes or sloping areas to ravines and fissures and crevasses, which require a much closer look."
The new search area is about the size of West Virginia, which Australian officials say may take up to a year to complete, and cost 48-million dollars.
A lot of time and money has already been spent in previous searches. The most expensive evidence has yet to be found, answers to questions that are long overdue to many family and friends.