New BBC programme looks at MH370 10 years on

Malaysian Boeing 777 9M-MRO (Image: Laurent Errera CC)

On the 8th March 2014 Malaysian Airlines flight 370 disappeared from the skies with 239 passengers on board and 10 years on, no cause has ever been found, in fact, the plane itself has never been found.

The mystery of MH370 has given rise to lots of searches across huge swathes of the route it shgould have taken from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Beijing, China but to no avail and the only known wreckage to have ever been found that can be positively linked to MH370 is a flaperon that washed up on the Reunion Islands.

Other parts of the horizontal stabilizer have also been found and confirmed as “likely” to be from the missing plane Boeing 777 9M-MRO.

But are we closer to knowing the truth about MH370 with technological advances?

MH370 ATC and air routes map - Andrew Heneen [Attribution or CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
MH370 ATC and air routes map – Andrew Heneen [Attribution or CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

This is one question the new BBC One programme called Why Planes Vanish: The Hunt for MH370 asks as it seeks to examine the evidence from new radio technology that could finally pinpoint the location of the missing plane.

Airing tonight, Wednesday 6th March at 8pm on BBC One, The Documentary

The documentary features interviews with relatives of the missing, aviation experts, former Malaysian Airlines employees, as well as current and former pilots and unpicks other commercial aviation incidents to try and piece together what may have really happened to MH370.

The programme contains an innovative mix of current-affairs investigation and scientific analysis

It also explores other cases of missing aircraft, to examine what lessons can be learned to make the aviation industry safer.


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