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Somewhere deep beneath the wild seas of the southern Indian Ocean, perhaps in the eerie underwater canyons of Broken Ridge along the Seventh Arc satellite band, lies the answer to the world's greatest aviation mystery.

Why, on the night of 8 March 2014, did Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 suddenly U-turn, zig-zag up the Straits of Malacca, then vanish with 239 souls on board?

Was it an elaborate murder-suicide by a rogue pilot? A terrible accident such as onboard fire, rapid decompression or systems failure? A terrorist hijacking gone wrong? Or something else entirely? 

Award-winning journalist Ean Higgins has led the world media's coverage of this incredible saga and draws on years of interviews with aviation experts, victims' families, air crash investigators and professional hunters across land, sea and sky to dissect the riddle of MH370's fate.

©2019 Ean Higgins (P)2019 Macmillan Australia Audio

Critic Reviews

"A staggering, meticulous and frequently spine-chilling work of longform journalism." (Trent Dalton) 

"The Hunt for MH370 is a riveting page-turner written with the drama and intrigue of a thriller. Piece by tantalising piece, Ean Higgins unpuzzles this most baffling of mysteries, asking dangerous questions and revealing shocking truths." (Dick Smith)

"The disappearance of MH370 remains the greatest and most pressing mystery in aviation history that demands answers for both the families of the stricken passengers and the travelling public. No journalist has been more relentless in the pursuit of the truth of MH370 than Ean Higgins. The Hunt for MH370 is an engrossing book in which Higgins has meticulously pieced together the puzzle of the doomed flight from its vanishing to the flawed investigation and the largest maritime search ever that leads the reader to a chilling conclusion that is almost impossible to comprehend." (Paul Whittaker, chief executive, Sky News, and former editor in chief, The Australian

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  • SLN
  • 29-05-2021

Very boring. Way too long.

It doesn’t take that long to say we don’t know where it is. Thought there might be a little more insight other than what has already been shared, but no. They simply don’t know where it is of definitely what happened. And after hearing enough of books read out loud I can safely say I am rather tired of readers trying to “act out” out the lines and men trying to sound like women and vice versa. Just read it please. I can tell for myself where voice inflection would be. And, one more thing, after enough books I’m quite tired of British accents.

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  • Chris
  • 20-01-2021

Comprehensive overview of an engrossing mystery

I’ll always remember when MH370 disappeared because I had a flight scheduled for the same day. One of those events I clearly recall where I was when I learned about it. Written by a prominent journalist that was and still is on the front lines of this story, you couldn’t ask for a better perspective. I’d seen a few documentaries and TV specials before this but nothing compares to the level of detail put forth in this book. All the mainstream theories (and a couple I hadn’t heard) are outlined while the facts of every major investigation are explained in terms layman can understand. Going in I tended to agree with the rogue pilot theory and that it was a murder suicide, by the conclusion I am as certain as I can be that this was the case. No theory is completely satisfactory without discovering the remains of the aircraft, but it’s the theory that requires the fewest assumptions and/or leaps in logic.

As disheartening as the search has been, I’m confident the plane will someday be found and closure will come to the families of the victims.

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  • Jodysin
  • 07-12-2020

more information than I knew

this had more info than I could see on tv or read about. a mist read if you're interested in the missing airliner.

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  • kevin malloy
  • 21-05-2020

Fascinating story, superbly written.

Excellent work. The disappearance is only part of the bizarre story. The startling behavior of the ATSB and Malaysian investigation is the other part. Makes me earnestly wish someone would mount the searched based on the piloted ditching theory. So much evidence that the pilot planned and pulled it off (ignored by the ATSB)...

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  • Lockon
  • 16-05-2020

a very good synopsis of the accident and various

I very much enjoyed listening to this book because it provided a very thorough analysis of the various scenarios and theories. Most shocking to me was the belligerence of the Australian investigation agency... something I knew nothing about until I listened to this book.

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  • M. C. Horn
  • 27-04-2020

Thin material on the alleged hijacking.

The book is well written, yet the focus of "The Hunt for MH370" is on political jockeying and buck-passing by the Australian air safety board. If the book focused as much energy on motives of the pilot as it did on nuances of an Australian crash report, it may have been a good read. Unfortunately the book focused on every "no comment" given by Australian political figures and this wasn't what we came here for. The books alleged cause of the tragedy put the blame squarely on the pilot; yet information in the book about the pilot was delegated to a few sentences.. Granted, information may have been difficult to get about the pilot but this is the reason why we came here and purchased the book. We didn't purchase a book to listen to political conjecturing, press rights and question dodging.. Perhaps this topic is just too difficult to write a book about because scant information is available?

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  • Rich
  • 09-11-2019

So many choices

Not sure what to belive after hearing this book, one will only find out when and if the aircraft is found

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