This Friday, Channel 5 will be taking a look at the fateful mystery gripping everyone of what happened to missing Malaysian flight MH370, with The Plane That Vanished: Live at 9pm.
With the flight and its occupants now missing nearly a week, this live programme from ITN Productions will take a look at how the hi-tech Boeing 777 apparently vanished without trace off the coast of Malaysia, leaving friends and family mystified and devastated about the whereabouts of their loved ones.
The Plane That Vanished: Live will investigate some of the theories about what happened to the flight, with questions being asked possible mechanical, technical or human failures. The programme will also look at the occupants of the flight and whether any should be regarded with suspicion or as innocent parties, plus the range of eye-witness accounts that disagree over the plane’s location. As Malaysia and China mourns in the confusion, we also ask if the government are being transparent regarding their search enquiries.
The programme will be live and will include the latest up-to-the-minute information about the growing enquiry, while investigating the speculations in the absence of any concrete evidence about the plane’s whereabouts.
Jason Wells, Channel 5 Commissioning Executive: Factual and Factual Entertainment, said: “The tragedy of flight MH370 has gripped us all. Channel 5 wants to deliver an incisive, up-to-the-minute report on what the chain of events could be, in a story where uncertainty seems to be the only constant.”
The programme is being produced by ITN Productions and is Executive Produced by Ian Rumsey, Head of Topical Programmes, and Ian Russell, Head of International Programmes.
Ian Rumsey said: “There are dozens of wild theories and an endless amount of speculation about what happened to flight MH370. We aim to give expert opinion on the most likely causes – and also give a sense of what the people on board the plane may actually have experienced.”