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Still unanswered

March 22 - March 28,2023
Gulf Weekly Still unanswered
Gulf Weekly Still unanswered

Gulf Weekly Mai Al Khatib-Camille
By Mai Al Khatib-Camille

People are still scratching their heads at the disappearance of the Boeing 777 carrying 239 passengers and crew simply on a routine red-eye flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

The plane vanished on March 8 in 2014 and nine years later, the airliner remains missing and the cause has yet to be resolved.

There are so many questions that Netflix launched a limited docuseries entitled MH370: The Plane That Disappeared to help piece together what may have happened.

The documentary, produced by Harry Hewland, best known for the National Geographic Channel’s Locked Up Abroad series, and directed by Louise Malkinson, features interviews with experts, journalists, amateur sleuths, and family members of the plane’s missing passengers.

According to Collider writer Patrick Fogerty, the documentary offers far too little in the form of actual documentation and far too much in the form of wild speculation, conspiracy theories, and ill-conceived sensationalism.

“Ultimately, it does a disheartening disservice to the documentary form, and more importantly, to the anguished loved ones of MH370’s passengers who desperately seek closure,” he added. “Each episode takes the limited concrete information from that fateful night and uses it to present three different theories about what may have happened to the aircraft. Suffice it to say, with each episode, the hypotheses get more outlandish and unbelievable, with scant data and verifiable material to back them up.”

Nonetheless, the show has taken flight on the streaming channel so buckle up for the ride.

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