Netflix series Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: What you need to know

The search for the wreckage of the Malaysian liner found in the Indian Ocean continues
A crew aboard a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion scans forward as they search for debris or wreckage from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean on March 22, 2014 off the west coast of Australia.

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Nine years have passed since then Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Boeing 777 disappeared with 239 people on board. Now the story of her disappearance, the search for survivors has been fruitless, and is now being investigated by Netflix.

The search for the Australian aircraft ended in 2017 and is a private firm search is complete next year. The investigation searched nearly 50,000 square miles of seabed. Searchers spent about $160 million searching for the plane and found only some debris from the flight. The plane itself has never been found.

The streaming giant launched “MH370: The Missing Flight” on Wednesday. This day marks nine years since the plane disappeared on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

The first 90-minute episode of the documentary follows the first few days after the disappearance of the Boeing 777. The second episode delves into the conspiracy theories surrounding the plane’s disappearance, while the final episode deals with the ongoing search for answers by some journalists and family members.

Chinese relatives of passengers on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 attend a prayer service at Metro Park Hotel in Beijing on April 8, 2014.

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The series features scientists, reporters and family members of the victims who were on the plane. In total, 153 of the 240 people on board are Chinese citizens. Series director Louise Malkinson said families wanted people to talk about missing the flight.

“Families want the platform to be able to say, ‘Come on, it’s been nine years,'” Malkinson said of the series in a Netflix release. “They’re all about it.”

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