MH370: The Plane That Disappeared: release date, trailer and everything we know

A Malaysian Airlines aircraft taking off
Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 mysteriously disappeared nine years ago. (Image credit: Getty Images)

MH370: The Plane That Disappeared is a docuseries that explores the unsolved disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after it mysteriously disappeared mid-flight.

To this day, no one is sure what happened to MH370 but this documentary will shed some light on some of the major theories, as well as what happened before and after the flight disappeared from the radar.

The new docuseries will arrive on Netflix soon, joining a number of other investigative documentaries such as Unsolved Mysteries, Gunther's Millions and The Staircase, so it's sure to be a gripping watch. 

Here's what we know so far...

MH370: The Plane That Disappeared release date

MH370: The Plane That Disappeared will arrive on the Netflix library on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, which marks nine years since the aircraft went missing.

If you like, you can set a reminder on your Netflix account to be notified when it's available to watch.

What do we know about MH370: The Plane That Disappeared?

Netflix has released a brief synopsis for the documentary which reads: "In 2014, a plane with 239 people aboard vanishes from all radar. This docuseries delves into one of our greatest modern mysteries: MH370."

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was a passenger flight operated by Malaysia Airlines that disappeared on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport.

The flight never reached its intended destination and it last communicated with air traffic control around 38 minutes after takeoff when the flight was over the South China Sea. It also deviated from its planned flight path.

Everyone aboard the flight is presumed to be dead, but the status of the investigation is inconclusive and aside from some debris that was found on the African coast and islands in the Indian Ocean, there have been no other traces of the flight or the people who were onboard.

Malaysian Airlines aircraft lined up at an airport

(Image credit: Getty Images)

There are a number of theories about what happened to MH370 which will likely be outlined in the documentary, where people have been trying to make sense of the mysterious disappearance. 

These include a potential hijacking, an electrical fire that would've warranted an emergency landing, or an onboard accident that could have affected oxygen levels, but no one really knows what happened that day and people are still searching for the truth. 

MH370: The Plane That Disappeared premise

The flight times showing MH370

(Image credit: Netflix)

Describing the documentary, Netflix has said: "On March 8th, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from radar. When the 239 people on board went missing, a global investigation into the greatest mystery of the modern age ensued. 

"Despite official reports, countless theories, and tireless searches for evidence, one central question remained - What Are We Missing?"

Is there a trailer?

Yes, a trailer is available for MH370: The Plane That Disappeared, and it features glimpses of press conferences, dramatization, interviews, and a chilling voiceover that says "planes go up, planes go down. What they don't do is vanish".

Take a look below...

Lucy Buglass
Senior Staff Writer

Lucy joined the WhatToWatch.com team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes, reviews and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.


She is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema. She especially loves horror, thriller and anything crime-related. Her favourite TV programmes include Inside No 9, American Horror Story, Stranger Things and Black Mirror but she is also partial to a quiz show or a bit of Say Yes to the Dress