Episode Info

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.