Richard Quest is my single favorite news personality — I could watch him on CNN all day and never get bored. As luck would have it, he’s also an aviation correspondent (and true aviation geek), which might further contribute to how much I enjoy watching him.
Today marks the two year anniversary of the disappearance of MH370, which remains one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history. There’s no one on the news who covered the disappearance of MH370 more extensively than Richard Quest.
Fittingly, today is also the release date of Quest’s new book on the disappearance of MH370, called “The Vanishing of Flight MH370: The True Story of the Hunt for the Missing Malaysian Plane.”
I plan on picking up the book today and giving it a read, as the mystery of MH370 still fascinates me, and there’s no one I’d rather read about it from than Quest.
Here’s how the book is described:
Anyone who followed the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is sure to recognize the face of Richard Quest, the veteran CNN Aviation Correspondent, award-winning journalist, and anchor of CNN International’s flagship program Quest Means Business. He was front and center when the story broke, and logged hundreds of hours—more than almost any other reporter—covering its developments.
Quest’s new book, out this March on the second anniversary of the flight, is not a post-mortem on MH370. Rather, The Vanishing of Flight MH370 (Berkley Hardcover; March 8, 2016) is a revelatory behind-the-scenes look at how a reporter dealt with becoming the face of one of the decade’s biggest news stories; and how, after a selfie of him and the MH370 co-pilot surfaced, one of the industry’s most seasoned, connected correspondents found himself in the eye of the storm.
And here’s what’s addressed in the book:
- The routine flight, and cockpit photo, he took with MH370’s co-pilot just weeks before the crash—and why that trip has him convinced the pilots didn’t do it
- His controversial opinion that the Malaysian authorities handled the search-and-rescue operations well—and that, in fact, the aviation industry are the ones who botched their responsibility
- Why he stands behind CNN’s controversial news coverage
- Why Don Lemon was correct to address one viewer’s “black hole” question; and other unforgettable moments in the network’s coverage of the disappearance
- Safety issues raised by the plane’s disappearance that are yet to be resolved
This makes me especially curious to read it, because one of the most common theories is that the captain was behind the disappearance. I’m very curious to read why Quest thinks that’s not the case.
It’s crazy to think that it has been two years since the disappearance of MH370, which remains the greatest mystery in modern aviation. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to be the family of those who were on the flight, given the lack of closure.
While Richard Quest’s new book presumably doesn’t have the answers as to what happened, I’m excited to read his analysis, which I’m sure will be insightful.
Anyone else planning on reading Richard Quest’s new book on MH370?