Readers: Like many people, I have been fascinated with the disappearance and recover efforts of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 since its disappearance on March 8, 2014. My previous four blog posts related to this can be found below. https://datavizblog.com/2014/10/04/dataviz-as-maps-with-huge-search-area-mapped-mh370-hunt-resuming/ https://datavizblog.com/2014/04/24/infographic-bluefin-21-being-used-to-find-malaysia-flight-mh370/ https://datavizblog.com/2014/04/09/wsj-dataviz-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370-the-depth-of-the-problem/ https://datavizblog.com/2014/03/13/infographics-related-to-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370/ Yesterday, The Washington Post published an article noting that the four-year hunt for Flight […]

Karsten Ivey is an Infographics designer and co-owner of KarBel Multimedia specializing in creating infographics, interactives and motion graphics for businesses and non-profits. He gained his many years of experience working in the newspaper industry creating, art directing and managing the creation of award-winning infographics on tight deadlines with great attention to detail and accuracy.

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was a scheduled transpacific passenger flight from Incheon International Airport near Seoul, South Korea, to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in the United States. On the morning of Saturday, July 6, 2013, the Boeing 777-200ER aircraft operating the flight crashed on final approach into SFO. Of the 307 people aboard, two […]

It’s one of those things that you’ve perhaps never explicitly thought about, but it may have tickled the back of your mind a few times as you make airplane reservations or stare at a departure screen. Where do the three letter codes used to delineate between airports actually come from? What’s the deal with the […]

        Sources: [1] Channel NewsAsia, LIVE BLOG: Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, December 28-29, 2014, http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/live-blog-missing-airasia/1553132.html. [2] malaymail online, Device onboard Airasia flight QZ8501 can locate missing plane, says expert, December 29, 2014, http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/locator-device-onboard-airasia-flight-qz8501-can-detect-missing-plane-says#sthash.8XT5Ice1.dpuf. [3] Yahoo! Singapore, First full day of search for AirAsia jet #QZ8501 yields little fruit, December 29, 2014, http://news.yahoo.com/contact-with-airasia-flight-qz8501-bound-for-singapore-from-surabaya-lost-033803688.html. […]

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine yesterday, carrying 283 passengers and 15 crew members from the Netherlands to Malaysia. The infographic below from the UK website, The Conversation, shows confirmed information as of 8:24am BST today. Ukrainian authorities had closed airspace up to 32,000ft. Despite this, the aircraft’s flight route was declared safe […]

Search for the missing plane has been using the sophisticated Bluefin-21, a robotic underwater vehicle which could travel up to 5km deep in the ocean. Fact file on the Bluefin-21 undersea search vehicle. – AFP infographic, April 15, 2014.