The Vanishing of Flight MH370

The Vanishing of Flight MH370

The True Story of the Hunt for the Missing Malaysian Plane

Book - 2016
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CNN Aviation Correspondent Richard Quest offers a gripping and definitive account of the disappearance of Malaysian Airline Flight MH370 in March 2014.

On March 8, 2014, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared with barely a trace, carrying 239 people on board--seemingly vanishing into the dark night. The airplane's whereabouts and fate would quickly become one of the biggest aviation mysteries of our time...

Richard Quest, CNN's Aviation Correspondent, was one of the leading journalists covering the story. In a coincidence, Quest had interviewed one of the two pilots a few weeks before the disappearance. It is here that he begins his gripping account of those tense weeks in March, presenting a fascinating chronicle of an international search effort, which despite years of searching and tens of millions of dollars spent has failed to find the plane.

Quest dissects what happened in the hours following the plane's disappearance and chronicles the days and weeks of searching, which led to nothing but increasing despair. He takes apart the varying responses from authorities and the discrepancies in reports, the wide range of theories, the startling fact that the plane actually turned around and flew in the opposite direction, and what solutions the aviation industry must now implement to ensure it never happens again.

What emerges is a riveting chronicle of a tragedy that continues to baffle everyone from aviation experts to satellite engineers to politicians--and which to this day worries the traveling public that it could happen again.

Publisher: New York :, Berkley Books,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780425283011
Branch Call Number: 363.1242 Que
Characteristics: xxi, 279 pages : illustrations, maps


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Sep 23, 2016

This book is about television journalism as much or more than it is about the missing plane. Both subjects are thoroughly discussed. The author's style is similar to well written news paper articles. It can be read quickly. This is an interesting book on commercial aviation and television news.

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