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'NOVA' Explores Missing Malaysia Airliner

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The search for the missing Malaylsia Airlines Flight 370 has resumed six months after its disappearance in what has been described as the greatest mystery in the history of commercial aviation. The Boeing 777, with 239 people aboard vanished without a trace on March 8. A search vessel arrived in the southern Indian Ocean west of Australia Monday morning in the search operation led by Australian authorities.

Wednesday at 8 pm, Central; 7 pm, Mountain on SDPB1 Television, the PBS series NOVA presents Why Planes Vanish. The episode tells the inside story of the search for Flight MH370, including how somebody could have taken control of the plane and what new technology might have prevented it from disappearing.

New York-based science writer Jeff Wise is one of the experts appearing in the program. He’s also covered the story of the missing airliner for CNN and Slate. He joined Dakota Midday and discussed the extensive search that has so far been unsuccessful.

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