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Why Planes Vanish: The Hunt for MH370 | Preview (BBC One)

Ten years after Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared with 239 passengers and crew on board on 8 March 2014, the BBC’s award-winning This World strand looks at whether new radio technology may finally help locate the missing aircraft and asks what lessons can be learned to make aviation safer.

The disappearance of flight MH370 is the greatest unsolved mystery in aviation. Many questions the families of the missing passengers and crew had on the night the plane vanished have not been answered.

As new evidence emerges of MH370’s possible location through pioneering radio technology, which has never been used to locate a missing plane before, the documentary hears from scientists at the University of Liverpool who are undertaking a major new study to verify how viable the technology is, and what this could mean for locating the aircraft.

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

Airs Wednesday 6th March at 8pm on BBC One.


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