MH370: THE PLANE THAT DISAPPEARED on Netflix is a new docu-series in 3 parts. Each episode is between 45 minutes and 1 hour long, and there’s a focus on both facts and theories. Always well informed. Read our MH370: The Plane That Disappeared docu-series review here!
MH370: THE PLANE THAT DISAPPEARED is a new Netflix documentary series in three parts. Though it’s difficult to say precisely the crime, this docu-series belongs in the True Crime category. One crime is undoubtedly the grotesque lack of information.
All 239 people aboard the Boeing 777 are presumed dead, and this new Netflix documentary focuses on talking with several people who lost family members on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Both families of passengers and crew members. The docu-series is released on Netflix on the 9-year anniversary of MH370 disappearing.
Continue reading our MH370: The Plane That Disappeared docu-series review below. Find it on Netflix on March 8, 2023.
What happened to MH370?
There are several theories as to what actually happened with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 which was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. However, as the title of this Netflix docu-series states, MH370 disappeared. We follow this entire tragedy from the flight takes off in Kuala Lumpur and hear the final message from the Captain.
After that, nobody knows for sure what happened. From footage collected from various news networks, we see family members of the people aboard the flight waiting at Beijing Capital International Airport. There, MH370 is marked as red as “Delayed”.
However, Malaysia Airlines are surprisingly quick to make the statement that nobody wants to hear; We don’t know where MH370 is. I couldn’t remember exactly how it all played out when this aircraft vanished back in March of 2014. Hearing them share the facts about when they last heard from them, and that they had no idea what happened to the flight, sent chills down my spine.
As mentioned several times in MH370: The Plane That Disappeared, no bodies have been found and neither have the aircraft. Yes, some debris from a Boeing 777 has been found, but whether this came from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is difficult to say. Why that is the case, is covered in the docu-series, so you’ll see for yourself there.
Malaysia Airlines crash 4½ months after MH370
In episode 2 of MH370: The Plane That Disappeared, we also hear about the MH17 crash that took place over Ukraine. That “crash” was the direct result of the aircraft being shot down by Russian-controlled forces.
Again, it’s covered in the docu-series why Russian-controlled forces would shoot down anything over Ukraine airspace, so I won’t get into that here.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was a passenger flight (also a Boeing 777) going from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 298 passengers aboard MH17 died. 283 passengers (mostly Dutch) and 15 crew members (all Malaysian) died when the plane was shot down.
The fact that this was another major accident involving a Malaysian Airlines flight meant that Malaysian Airlines themselves feared they were being targeted. While family members of those aboard MH370 were just as shocked. First thinking the news on every channel was about their family members. Then realizing it was a new tragedy!
Watch MH370: The Plane That Disappeared on Netflix!
Having watched all three episodes of MH370: The Plane That Disappeared, you probably won’t rush to book plane tickets. However, for the record, the Boeing 777 has one of the best safety records among commercial aircrafts. Both tragedies appear to involve a human error or malice.
This Netflix documentary is a British production directed by Louise Malkinson, who does an excellent job. Both the facts and theories surrounding the disappearance of MH370 are well-covered in this Netflix documentary. And you’ll know when something is a fact versus a theory. When we’re introduced to theories, we’re even presented with people who doubt said theories.
In other words, this docu-series focuses on facts and speaks to those who are suffering the most from the MH370 tragedy; The family members of passengers and crew who still don’t know what happened to their loved ones. You cannot help but feel for them and understand why some of them feel the need to fight more for information. And maybe even buy into strange theories.
You can easily watch all three episodes in one sitting. I certainly did because I could not bring myself to stop. It’s brutal to hear from the family members, but it’s also important. The most important even. Some of the people with their half-baked theories, I could do without. But I acknowledge that they may be on to something. Who knows in this strange world?!
MH370: The Plane That Disappeared is on Netflix from March 8, 2023.
In 2014, a plane with 239 people aboard vanishes from all radar. This docuseries delves into one of our greatest modern mysteries: Flight MH370.