The mystery of Flight 574

On New Year’s Day 2007 a Boeing 737 airliner carrying 96 passengers and six crewmembers disappeared from the skies above Indonesia. Adam Air Flight 574 was en route from Java to Sulawesi when it vanished from air traffic control radars. No distress signals were received, and the aircraft had been successfully evaluated for airworthiness just a week before it disappeared. A sprawling search and rescue mission combed land and sea for several days without success. How could a 33-tonne airliner and 102 people simply vanish?

Published in Sunday Herald Magazine on 29 April 2007.
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Published by Paul Brown

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