Malaysia Airlines flight 370 departed from Kuala Lumpur airport shortly after midnight, full of passengers flying to Beijing. Half an hour later, the greatest mystery in aviation history had begun.
Though most of us will board an aircraft at some point in our lives, we know little about how they work and the procedures surrounding their operation. It is that mystery that makes the loss of MH370 so terrifying. Follow along step-by-step as Wrigley recreates the flight and its disappearance. Review the many varied theories as to how it could have happened — up to and including alien abduction. The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 also introduces a variety of related crashes and incidents, allowing readers to draw their own conclusions.
Sylvia Wrigley is a pilot and aviation writer who has been obsessing about aviation safety for ten years. She is regularly contacted to speak as an aviation expert within the mainstream press. Her aviation blog Fear of Landing is updated every Friday.
You Fly Like a Woman, her memoir about learning to fly, was released in December 2011.
Her latest series, Why Planes Crash, launched in May 2013. The first book of the series covers eleven accidents and incidents in 2001, including the disastrous runway incursion at Linate, the near-miss over Tokyo, the Avjet Aspen Crash, Twin Towers and American Airlines flight 587 disintegrating over Queens.