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Mysterious Crash of Flight 201
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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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Just hours after a Boeing 737 aircraft broke up 9,000 feet over a remote Panamanian jungle, NOVA was on the ground with the team from the National Transportation Safety Board. The plane's flight date recorder tells of aerial acrobatics at 25,000 feet, but the cockpit voice recorder failed and the wreckage provides contradictory clues. Can the investigators solve the mystery of Flight 201?



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Chicago: “NOVA; Mysterious Crash of Flight 201,” 10/06/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B386563AB3124014B6BC4A0533BD22C1.
MLA: “NOVA; Mysterious Crash of Flight 201.” 10/06/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B386563AB3124014B6BC4A0533BD22C1>.
APA: NOVA; Mysterious Crash of Flight 201. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B386563AB3124014B6BC4A0533BD22C1
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