Re: It is a salvage mission in international waters, China should take over the search
"The point is, this isn't wasted money. The reason that air travel is safer than almost any other form of transport is that we put serious money into finding out what went wrong in the past ... "
And in the end, it's all about that: the money.
And nothing else.
The world today pumps absurd amounts of money every day into 'other' things eg: just think how much an F35 costs.
Australia has done very well.
But now the rest of those who can should pitch in to continue the search till the plane is found.
It's 'not' wasted money as there are huge benefits from plotting the ocean floor to the same degree of detail we have already done with the Moon and Mars.
That said, in a planet that is totally blanketed by satellites covering (in every possible sense and extent) much more of it than what we think/know is covered, I find it rather hard to accept that no one knows where the plane is now.
Mine's the bright yellow one.