Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
Originally airing on PBS, this episode of NOVA details the events following the mysterious crash of Flight 111 on September 2, 1998. With none of the 229 passengers surviving and no information known about the aircraft's final six minutes available through flight data recorders, investigators were faced with a daunting task in determining what went wrong when the Geneva-bound flight attempted to make an emergency landing in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and plummeted into the ocean. With the aid of a special vacuum-equipped ship, the pieces of the airplane were recovered from the ocean floor so they could be reassembled and examined. NOVA: Crash of Flight 111 captures the drama as it unfolds.
air-disaster, aviation, behind-the-scenes, Canada, investigation, plane-crash