It’s been 4 years since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. In memory of this mysterious tragedy, our Timestream team used the chronology management and presentation tool to recreate what we know about the story surrounding the plane’s vanishing.

Creating a chronological representation of this series of events using Timestream allowed the team to utilize the layers feature to highlight the events that were occurring simultaneously in different locations. For example, just two minutes after the last communication by the captain, the aircraft’s transponder stopped working. Shortly after, military radar was able to track the flight somewhere over Malaysia. Simultaneously, voice contact was attempted by another aircraft with only mumbling and static heard from the crew in response. This was followed by civilian radar tracking the flight. The team plotted each event methodically using tags, dates, and locations while also attaching pertinent image files to support each. The instant presentation feature and built-in share tool allowed us to tell the story from a different perspective.

Investigating a crisis that occurred over a very short period of time often requires collecting an immense amount of data with chronological, geographical, and other dependencies. The Timestream team was able to map out the flights location throughout the day while at the same time filtering the events by flight status change, radar contact, flight delays, and search status.

Explore the story of flight MH370 with our hands-on presentation, map, and timeline views here.

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