The Foremost Thinkers in Aviation and Security Explore Key Questions in FLIGHT 370: THE MISSING LINKS, April 16

— April 14, 2014

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TORONTO (April 14, 2014) – The mystery of flight MH370 has garnered worldwide attention and generated widespread speculation about how the events unfolded. Now, FLIGHT 370: THE MISSING LINKS looks to industry experts to account for just how it is possible to lose track of an airliner. Premiering Wednesday, April 16 at 8 p.m.ET/ 9 p.m. PT, the one-hour Discovery special examines evidence reflecting the global frailties of aviation, and reveals potential solutions to prevent the disappearance of an aircraft from ever happening again.

 Tracking satellite industry experts:  FLIGHT 370: THE MISSING LINKS premieres April 16 on Discovery  

In an age when people 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. Questions about flight safety have once again taken centre stage since flight MH370 went off the grid on March 8, 2014. 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. 

Programming note: The encore presentation of  FLIGHT 370: THE MISSING LINKS will air on Discovery Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET.  

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