11 Apr 2016

Richard Quest on MH 370

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:08 pm on 11 April 2016

"Goodnight, Malaysian 370."

Those are the last words from the cockpit of a Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March, 2014. Then all communications from the plane stopped.

Richard Quest

Richard Quest Photo: World Bank Photo Collection / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Just over two years later, the mystery continues, as does the agony for the families of the 239 people onboard. It is a mystery that haunts CNN Aviation correspondent and Money Editor Richard Quest. His new book The Vanishing of Flight MH370: The True Story of Hunt for the Missing Malaysian Plane looks at the botched search efforts, dreadful handling with the families and the safety issues raised by the disappearance of MH370.

Listen to Richard Quest in conversation with Jesse Mulligan.

"We've never had a modern jetliner with modern avionics disappear from the earth. And that goes to the very core and heart of every one of us who flies and who thinks 'Surely someone is following the plane all along, surely if something were to happen to this aircraft they'd be able to find it' ~ Richard Quest.

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