Search for missing plane likely to break world record

The unprecedented search for missing flight MH370 is likely to be the largest ever conducted as the mystery surrounding the plane's disappearance deepens.

With a massive naval and air operation launched by a total of 13 countries in search of the Malaysia Airlines flight, we've never seen an international response quite like this.

China deployed 10 satellites and committed it's largest ever rescue fleet in response to the flight's disappearance while Malaysia, India, the US, New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam and other nations sent destroyers, rescue ships, and P8I Poseidon surveillance planes to search for the missing Boeing.

Over 2.3 million people logged on to Tomnod, a website providing satellite imagery where people could look through and tag suspected plane wreckage. The surge in demand initially overwhelmed the website, as people from all over the world joined in the international effort.

Then new evidence emerged that the plane headed out west where the US repositioned the USS Kidd to set course for the Indian Ocean, while in the latest twist a British satellite picked up the signal of the plane after it had been lost on radar suggesting it deliberately went off course.

With the emergence of this new evidence and a hijacking appearing more likely, countries are now searching for a landing site for the plane involving law enforcement agencies worldwide.

Has anything this large ever been attempted? Some may argue that the events that have unfolded in the past 8 days are like the plot of a blockbuster movie. Never in the history of aviation have we seen such a unified global response in search of a missing flight, and we are far from concluding this mystery. This is definitely one for the record books.

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