16th March 2023 – (Kuala Lumpur) A new Netflix docu-series on the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 has sparked outrage among viewers after revealing that a passenger’s call went unanswered. The plane vanished on 8th March, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing, China, with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board.
The series explores various theories about the plane’s disappearance and includes interviews with investigators and victims’ families, who recount the harrowing hours after the plane vanished. During one such interview, a family member claimed to have received a phone call from their loved one after the official search began.
Jiang Hui, whose father was on the flight, spoke about a strange phone call he received from a relative. He claimed to have tried to call them back and even got a connection, but no one ever responded. Hui later said that the Malaysian government had dismissed the calls, claiming they did not have the technology to trace them.
Viewers have taken to social media to express their frustration and anger that the calls were not investigated more thoroughly, with many suggesting that they could have led to solving the mystery of the plane’s disappearance. Some have also criticised the series for its heavy focus on conspiracy theories and overlooking this key detail.
The human cost of the unanswered phone call has also been highlighted, with some fans expressing sadness that the little girl who received the call did not pick up the phone and speak to her father.