On Saturday 8 March 2014, Malaysian Airlines flight 370 took off for Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 passengers and crew on board. Around one hour after take-off the Boeing 777 vanished from the radar screens. For the families of those who died, the nightmare continues. Twelve months after the plane disappeared, they still have no idea what happened to their loved ones. The search for the missing plane faces huge odds. It is concentrated in one of the most remote places on earth, the southern Indian Ocean, whose waters are prone to raging storms and vicious currents. The deep ocean bed here is largely uncharted. Not a single part of the plane has yet been found, and many experts believe that it will never be recovered. Without any hard evidence, theories about why flight MH370 vanished have grown ever more fanciful, including hypotheses that it was shot down by the Chinese, or the Americans, or that there is a super-weapon somewhere out there that destroyed it in mid-air. After careful analysis, the programmeʼs experts conclude that this was either a hijacking that went horribly wrong or that the crew and passengers all passed out through lack of oxygen. It is certain that the disappearance of MH370 will impact on future air travel.
Horizon tells the inside story of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, with access to the key players on the frontline in the southern Indian Ocean and the British satellite engineers who tracked the plane's final hours.
This brand new documentary examines the detail of a mystery which has shaken modern aviation to its very core. What really happened to Flight MH370?
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.