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Netflix’s new documentary dives into Flight MH370’s disappearance


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Netflix’s new documentary dives into Flight MH370’s disappearance

In March 2014, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared shortly after takeoff. Nine years later, it is still one of the greatest mysteries of this age. The plane, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, vanished into thin air along with 239 passengers and crew on board. 

Netflix’s new and long-awaited documentary deep dives into the mystery that stumped the entire world. Directed by Louise Malkinson, MH370: The Plane That Disappeared will premiere on March 8 — the anniversary of the 2014 disappearance.

Tudum, the official companion site to Netflix, states, “the three-part speculative docuseries MH370: The Plane That Disappeared brings together a global community of family members, scientists and investigative journalists, all of whom continue to search for answers.” 

The Netflix documentary will explore various theories of what happened to the missing plane, and the aftermath of the tragic incident. Back in 2014, the plane disappeared less than one hour after takeoff without sending a distress signal. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak confirmed that the missing plane was last positioned over the southern Indian Ocean.

A series of mysterious events unfolded after the disappearance, which has fueled theories of foul play. Only a few months after, in July 2014, a Russian missile shot down the Malaysian airline MH17. This further complicated the disappearance of MH370, causing conspiracy theories to go out of control.

In August 2015, authorities found a 10-feet-long piece of debris off the East African Coast. Razak confirmed the wreckage was from MH370, but some journalists and family members have questioned the legitimacy of these claims.

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Then in 2016, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau released a report stating that analysis of satellite communications and debris suggested the plane crashed into the water at a “high and increasing rate of descent”, reported NBC. Some theorists suggest that no one was piloting the plane at the time of its disappearance.

The series will also feature the next of kin of the missing, who are still searching for answers. The documentary interviews many of them, including families from China, Malaysia, Australia and France.

The trailer for the Netflix documentary ends with a chilling suggestion, “How is it possible for an airline to disappear out of thin air? Someone knows the answer. The question is: Who?”

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