Here’s the former managing director of the National Transportation Safety Board on the latest evidence that suggests the missing Malaysia Air plane was travelling in the opposite direction of its initial destination. “This kind of deviation in course is simply inexplicable.”

+ This is an era when all of our data is backed up to the cloud. So why do airlines keep black box data trapped on planes?

+ Wired: How it’s possible to lose an airplane in 2014.

+ The passengers traveling with stolen passports don’t seem to have any links to terror groups.

+ And from The Economist, here’s the obligatory chart showing you how safe airplanes are when compared to other forms of travel. (Feel better?)