‘MH370: The Plane That Disappeared’ Ending Explained: What Happened To Malaysian Airlines Flight 370?
Welcome to the Ending Explained for MH370: The Plane that Disappeared, a new documentary series on Netflix. The documentary is divided into three episodes exploring the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in 2014 without a trace. This is, without a doubt, one of the biggest mysteries in the history of aviation, and until this day, the families of the victims are still trying to find answers to what happened to their loved ones.
The documentary is very well-made and might be one of the best from Netflix in recent memory. The documentary also knows how to walk the line between presenting facts on the incident and presenting the numerous theories out there to explain the mystery. Some theories are truly outrageous, but others sound quite plausible. It is really a mystery that has tons of possibilities. No matter the answer, one fact remains above all others: the fact that during that day, the lives of hundreds of families were changed forever.
The following paragraphs contain spoilers for MH370: The Plane that Disappeared. Read at your own risk.
What Happened To Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?
The documentary series is divided into three parts. Each of the parts deals with a very specific topic regarding the incident. The first episode deals with the entire event and the details that make it such a big mystery, still to this day. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, or MH370 for short, was a commercial flight that parted from Malaysia bound for the city of Beijing in China. The plane’s last communication with air control was done around 1 a.m. on March 8, 2014. It all seemed like a very normal flight, but no one knew it wasn’t.
38 minutes after the airplane took off, it disappeared from all radars and was never seen again. The search for the plane began immediately, with Malaysia Airlines taking the toll of the initial search. It all became extremely strange because, not even when planes crashed, they just completely disappeared from the radars. Experts begin to speculate possibilities about what happened to the plane, and there are many. What is very certain is that it seems like the entire plane simply shut down.
However, according to the data presented by the Inmarsat company, the plane went back online for a moment before disappearing. What could have happened to the plane? The authorities, including the airline, take the most logical position: that the plane crashed because of a malfunction. However, as the days pass, it becomes clear that this disappearance is something else. Why? Because following the flight route and the Inmarsat data takes the search party to a place in the Indian Ocean where there is nothing.
MH370 was a big flight, a 777 plane. This means that at least big chunks of debris should be visible to the eye and, of course, by ocean search tools. However, in this case, there is nothing to be seen. MH370 has just disappeared from the face of the Earth. The families of the people who were aboard the plane, passengers, and crew are all expecting news from the authorities, and it is here where things start getting quite complicated. The authorities informed us that MH370 made a U-turn and followed a different route from the one they should have taken.
What Are The Different Theories About MH370?
There are different theories for what could have happened to the plane, but the documentary presents two that are the most relevant and least crazy. Some theories involve aliens and other fringe kinds of stuff, but these theories, while equally wild, are more grounded in reality. And they are based on several discrepancies that reports, volunteers, and experts have found in contrast with the Malaysian government’s official narrative. It is not easy to listen to, but if any of these theories are true, then there is true evil on Earth.
The first theory involves the hijacking of the plane. After the incident occurs, the first person of interest on the authorities’ list is the airplane’s pilot. Captain Zaharie Shah. However, the captain was very well-liked and one of the most professional and veteran captains in the airline. For everyone, it becomes weird for the captain to reroute his plane, and they fly into the South Indian Ocean until the fuel runs out. However, there have been several examples of this in the past, so it cannot be discarded.
The other possibility is that someone else managed to hijack the plane and then reroute it, not towards the South Indian Ocean, but towards Kazakhstan’s desert. Some experts propose that there were political motivations for the plane disappearance and that Russians might be involved, as this is not the first time they have done something like this. Of course, there is no proof that something like this happened other than the fact that the entire plane shut down. This could only happen when the entire plane malfunctioned, which is rare, or somebody did it from the electronics bay.
The other theory is that the USA was involved in the incident. Some French parties were informed that the USA was involved in what happened, and it seems that they find this source credible. Considering that the US government was doing military exercises in the area at the time of the disappearance. Also, given that MH370’s cargo contained some mysterious electronic devices that were not scanned before being put into the cargo bay, it might be that the US government is trying to cover up its involvement in the acquisition of surveillance technology.