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Arrow Media to produce Boeing 737 Max doc for Channel 4

London-based Arrow Media has been commissioned by British pubcaster Channel 4 to unravel the Boeing 737 Max disasters in the documentary Boeing’s Killer Plane: What Went Wrong? The film will offer a ...
November 6, 2019

London-based Arrow Media has been commissioned by British pubcaster Channel 4 to unravel the Boeing 737 Max disasters in the documentary Boeing’s Killer Plane: What Went Wrong?

The film will offer a “360-degree breakdown” of the chain of events that caused the modern passenger jets to malfunction and fall out of the sky in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

On Oct. 29, 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into Java Sea, killing all 189 people on board. Less than five months later, on March 10, 2019, an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max also crashed. All 157 on board died.

Boeing’s Killer Plane: What Went Wrong? will provide insight into the experiences of the pilots and passengers during those final moments.

Through access to both experts and the victims’ families, the documentary explores how Boeing’s newest commercial aircraft went so wrong.

“The Boeing 737 Max promised to become the highpoint of the legendary 737 design. Arrow have been at the forefront of aviation-related programming for many years, so have been interested in the Max since its launch,” Ash Potterton, executive producer at Arrow Media, said in a statement. “Little did we know that, just under two years later, we would be commissioned to tell the compelling story of how it ended in disaster.”

Boeing’s Killer Plane: What Went Wrong? is directed by Kenny Scott for Arrow Media, with Potterton serving as executive producer. The film is distributed by TVF International.

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