so big.. and we're only finding it now?
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i WILL say that oceanic flights (or flights going over water more than 50 miles or so) should be equipped with a device to send their GPS coordinates via Iridium. that is very cheap to do (they make handheld devices that do this for a few hunded USD).
At least then you'll get the search started in the right area.
black boxes are almost always recovered. the only thing it would save is a big oceanic search -- how often does that happen?