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The Vanishing of Flight MH370: The True Story of the Hunt for the Missing Malaysian Plane (Hardcover)

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CNN Aviation Correspondent Richard Quest offers a gripping and definitive account of the disappearance of Malaysian Airline Flight MH370 in March 2014.

On March 8, 2014, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared with barely a trace, carrying 239 people on board—seemingly vanishing into the dark night. The airplane’s whereabouts and fate would quickly become one of the biggest aviation mysteries of our time...
Richard Quest, CNN’s Aviation Correspondent, was one of the leading journalists covering the story. In a coincidence, Quest had interviewed one of the two pilots a few weeks before the disappearance. It is here that he begins his gripping account of those tense weeks in March, presenting a fascinating chronicle of an international search effort, which despite years of searching and tens of millions of dollars spent has failed to find the plane.
Quest dissects what happened in the hours following the plane’s disappearance and chronicles the days and weeks of searching, which led to nothing but increasing despair. He takes apart the varying responses from authorities and the discrepancies in reports, the wide range of theories, the startling fact that the plane actually turned around and flew in the opposite direction, and what solutions the aviation industry must now implement to ensure it never happens again.
What emerges is a riveting chronicle of a tragedy that continues to baffle everyone from aviation experts to satellite engineers to politicians—and which to this day worries the traveling public that it could happen again.

About the Author

Richard Quest is a CNN Aviation Correspondent and business anchor for CNN International who has covered the airline, aviation, and travel industry for more than twenty-five years. Quest, one of the most respected aviation correspondents in the world, anchors the flagship Quest Means Business program weekdays at 4 pm ET on CNN International. He regularly chairs panels of airline CEOs and has presented CNN Business Traveller for more than ten years. He has been awarded the Carlton Wagonlit Travel Journalist of the Year Award, the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the International Association of Broadcasters Television Personality of the Year Award in 2014.

Praise For…

“From day one, Richard Quest’s reporting on the mysterious disappearance of MH370 gripped our CNN viewers around the world. His new book now tells the story behind the story with clarity and precision. His expertise on aviation comes through on every page. What also comes through is his passion for uncovering the truth. Even if you think you know a lot about the greatest aviation mystery of our time, you must read The Vanishing of Flight MH370.”—Wolf Blitzer, CNN Anchor
The Vanishing of Flight MH370 is as enthralling as it is accurate. Nobody tells the unfinished story better than CNN Aviation Editor Richard Quest, who was pivotal in getting the Malaysians to make public more details of the disappearance. His book makes compelling reading even though, at the time of publishing, we have yet to find the Boeing 777.”—Geoffrey Thomas, Editor-In-Chief of
“Richard Quest was at the forefront of the MH370 coverage for CNN. His knowledge and experience helped many to understand how industry, governments and individual people responded to a situation for which there was no precedent. His book presents unique insight into the challenges that the media faced in doing their job. It’s great reading.”—Tony Tyler, Director General, International Air Transport Association

Product Details
ISBN: 9780425283011
ISBN-10: 0425283011
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: March 8th, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English
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