The incredible feats that can be achieved when lots of people work together hand in hand are particularly obvious in extreme situations. The case of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 missing since March 2014 is a good recent example. The satellite data from the US satellite company DigitalGlobe has been reviewed and any suspicious images have been reported by the Crowd. This helped to delimit the search area and simplified the investigations. Today there are news: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak just informed family members of the flight passengers that the plane crashed into the Indian Ocean.
Beforehand the investigators believed in a rupture since parts of a plane had been apparently spotted on satellite pictures in an area under search in Australia.