MH370: The Plane That Disappeared review: Well-rounded and cogent covering of events

MH370: The Plane That Disappeared is a docu-series that follows one of the biggest and most mysterious disappearances to have taken place in aviation history. The series is streaming on Netflix.


On 8 March 2014, the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 departed from the Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia and was headed for Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on board in what was a routine redeye flight.

However, just as the aircraft was leaving Malaysian airspace and moving into Vietnamese airspace, it seized all contact with the ground and disappeared from all radars. The flight disappeared with no warning or clues and was ultimately deemed to have crashed in the Southern Indian Ocean.

Over the next nine years, various individuals including some next of kin of the people on the flight dove into their own investigations to find out what happened following the very unclear and unsatisfactory investigation carried out by the Malaysian government.

Multiple theories have been proposed and different pieces of probable evidence have come up but the mystery behind who was behind it and where exactly the plane disappeared is still active.


The docu-series is thorough and clear-cut in presenting all the key moments regarding the timeline of the disappearance and investigation that followed.

There are multiple perspectives and theories provided while concurrently showcasing facts that disprove each theory, solidifying the significance of the mystery.


The series initially focuses on the family members who have been genuinely affected by this tragedy but as it moves its focus toward the speculative theories, it diverts attention from the fact that many people are still suffering from this issue.

The pacing of the episodes also feels a tad bit longer than it should and while the mystery is quite engrossing, there are moments where one might drift away.


MH370: The Plane That Disappeared is a comprehensive account of one of the biggest mysteries in recent history and while it can be a bit overdramatic and dull at times, the subject matter is meticulous and raises more questions about that fateful flight.

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Director: Louise Malkinson

Date Created: 2023-03-08 13:30

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