Malaysia Airlines MH370: Montana Father-Son Team Join Search For Missing Plane

The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is still going on, and a new report confirms that there are at least two American citizens involved in the search. According to The Island Packet, Jay Larson and his son, Kolter, are on board the GO Phoenix in the deep waters of the southern Indian Ocean.

"Jay Larsen owns the Whitefish-based deep-sea survey company Hydrospheric Solutions LLC (HSI), and, as chief engineer of the sonar kit that the ship is towing miles beneath the ocean surface, he has spent the last month mapping the undulating mountains and crevasses of the ocean floor, working round-the-clock to locate the missing flight in the remote southern Indian Ocean."
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has been missing for months, but with experts like Jay involved in the search efforts, it's clear to see that everything possible is being done to locate the fuselage of the Boeing 777. Prior to learning that Jay and Kolter were on the vessel and involved in the search for the plane, many people didn't know that any Americans were involved at all. In fact, the focus has been on Australia, since many of the ships and aircraft sent out to try to find the plane have departed from the continent.

Someone like Jay Larson is a key player in something of this magnitude because without the Synthetic Aperture Sonar, searching the bottom of the ocean would be far less productive. Mr. Larson says that having his 20-year-old son involved has also been a great asset. The Larson guys really know what they are doing.

"Kolter had been involved with the sonar since the beginning, even helping me solder up power supply boards on our pingpong table in the garage at points. He has been out on vessels a few times but never anything close to this scale. So, he had about as good of a grasp on the system as anyone. He is fitting right in with the rest of the crew and doing a great job as an ET."
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Go Phoenix left Jakarta in late September and headed for the vast open waters where experts believe the plane found its final resting place. Despite the tireless efforts, there has not even been the smallest clue that the plane is anywhere nearby.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared without a trace on March 8, and since there aren't any answers, there has been some pretty harsh criticism for those responsible for tracking the plane (air traffic control), and those who should have been involved in the case much sooner than they were (the Malaysian Air Force). As previously reported by The Inquisitr, many feel as though not enough is being done to find this aircraft.

[Photo courtesy of Agence France-Presse/Getty Images via the Wall Street Journal]