The Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Explored in New Netflix Documentary 

What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? “Someone knows the answer — the question is who.”

The lastest Netflix documentary titled “MH370: The Plane That Disappeared” investigates the unsolved disappearance of the infamous flight in 2014.

On March 8, 2014, the Boeing 777 with 239 passengers and crew vanished over the South China Sea while en route from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia to Beijing Capital International Airport in China.

MH370, directed by Louise Malkinson: According to a Netflix press release, The Plane That Disappeared will investigate some of the most pressing concerns regarding the plane’s sudden disappearance, many of which remain unanswered.

The three-part series will also look at three of “the most contentious theories” about the flight through interviews with family members, scientists, journalists, and others who are determined to find answers. It will premiere on March 8, which is the nine-year anniversary of the plane’s disappearance.

Malkinson, an observational documentary veteran with 15 years of experience, describes the MH370 case as “one of the most complex stories” she has ever encountered.

“The story gets more complicated the more you get into it. “It’s extraordinary,” she says in a comment that is included in the Netflix press release for the movie, which is about experts’ ignorance as much as their knowledge.

According to the BBC, Malaysian Airlines has stated that the plane lost contact less than an hour into its flight without sending out a distress signal.

According to the report, officials stated that the plane’s transponder was turned off over the South China Sea shortly after someone, possibly the pilot or co-pilot, said, “Good night Malaysian three seven zero.”

PEOPLE previously reported that Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak stated that the missing plane was last seen over the southern Indian Ocean, far from potential landing sites.

A 10-foot-long piece of debris was discovered in August 2015 off the coast of Réunion, a French territory east of Madagascar. Later, Prime Minister Razak claimed that the wing-shaped fragment belonged to the lost Boeing 777, but officials from the United States and France questioned this.

The Netflix documentary examines the apparent breakthrough. “Experts believe it could only be from Flight MH370,” reads a description of the third episode of the film. “There are no other 777s missing in the Indian Ocean.” However, relatives of MH370 and journalists are divided; some believe that the aircraft’s wing is from it, while those who are more skeptical of the authorities are not convinced.”

Netflix’s upcoming film is fueled in part by unanswered questions about the plane’s true fate.

“MH370 was a 239-person airliner with a length of 200 feet. How on earth does something of that nature simply vanish?” In the press release, series producer Harry Hewland inquires. And, even worse, disappear for nine years? How could that be? That is one of the questions that draws me in to this so much.

According to Malkinson, the documentary also looks at the “trauma” that family members who lost loved ones on the flight have gone through. The movie features some of them.

On that plane, there were so many different nationalities. “The people who chose to speak with us, as they represent a real cross-section of the MH370 community, I think we’re really quite proud of,” Malkinson says. Sadly, some of them are now seasoned spokespersons, but they speak with such passion. From the beginning, we all felt that it was our responsibility to do those people justice with this series.

Malkinson adds, “They want people to keep talking about this,” in the press release. The families want a place to say, “Come on, it’s been nine years,” on a stage. On that, they were all in agreement.”
Malkinson and Hewland both concur that there are still unanswered questions regarding Flight MH370’s mystery, but those answers have not yet been discovered.

According to Hewland, “More than anything, we want to pull the hidden truths about MH370 out from under the carpet that they’ve been swept under,” and “remind people that this is still a story with no ending, a mystery that hasn’t been solved, and that somebody out there knows more than the world has been told.” In addition, we will have accomplished something useful if we are able to raise the story’s profile once more and raise even a few decibels the cry for the search to continue.

MH370: Netflix’s The Plane That Disappeared premieres on March 8.