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NOVA; Crash of Flight 111


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Crash of Flight 111
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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On September 2, 1998, Swissair Flight 111 plummeted into the sea off Nova Scotia while en route from New York to Geneva. All 229 people on board died. In May of 2003, Canada's Transportation Safety Board published its final conclusions from an investigation that took more than four years and cost $30 million. NOVA's cameras were there from the beginning, revealing the inside story of one of the most baffling and intricate aviation investigations ever mounted.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Crash of Flight 111,” 02/04/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 25, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2C699AA16EA4428484D2AE2C485FF63F.
MLA: “NOVA; Crash of Flight 111.” 02/04/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 25, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2C699AA16EA4428484D2AE2C485FF63F>.
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