Season 28, Episode 9 Vanished!

First Aired: January 30, 2001

Tracing the tragic flight of the British airliner Stardust, which disappeared en route from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Santiago, Chile, on Aug. 2, 1947. No wreckage was found until 1998, when climbers in the Andes happened upon one of its engines on a glacier some 50 miles from Santiago. The Stardust's disappearance was “one of aviation's most enduring mysteries,” says narrator David Ogden Stiers.

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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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