Flight 370 The Missing Links - The disappearance of Flight 370 has exposed major frailties with modern aviation technology. How was it possible to lose a state-of-the-art airliner and its 239 passengers?
Discovery Channel presents a special one-hour documentary - FLIGHT 370: THE MISSING LINKS - which gathers the foremost thinkers in aviation and security to explore key questions surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. FLIGHT 370: THE MISSING LINKS will air in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide on Discovery Channel. In Southeast Asia, FLIGHT 370: THE MISSING LINKS will first air exclusively on Discovery Channel.
The mystery of flight MH370 has garnered worldwide attention and generated widespread speculation about how the events unfolded. FLIGHT 370: THE MISSING LINKS looks to industry experts to account for just how it is possible to lose track of an airliner – analysing evidence, deliberating the global frailties of aviation and divulging potential solutions to prevent the disappearance of an aircraft from ever happening again.
In an age when we can use apps to locate handheld devices, the special also looks at how a state-of-the-art airliner and its 239 passengers and crew can simply vanish. Since flight MH370 went off the grid on 8 March 2014, questions about flight safety have once again taken centre stage. In an attempt to answer some of these questions, FLIGHT 370: THE MISSING LINKS addresses seven missing links: airport security, air traffic control, on-board communication systems, mechanical failure, tracking (both radar and satellite), international cooperation, and the black box.