I discovered that Flight 447 was reported missing from trending topics on Twitter. I then read more breaking news and followed expert in-depth discussion on the pprune forum (the Professional Pilots’ Rumour Network), which described the composite materials of the Airbus body, posted links to detailed weather maps of the area, and debated possible causes of the crash.
I tried the BBC several times throughout the day but the story posted there hardly developed and had very little explanation.
Recently the MSM has been making noises about attempting to charge for content. Let them. They’ll just die more quickly.