Table of content    
  1. 1. Is Manifest Based By a True Story?
  2. 2. The Mysterious Missing Plane: Malaysia Flight 370

The Real Story Behind ‘Manifest’ On Netflix: A Mysterious Missing Plane

Created by Jeff Rake, "Manifest" follows a group of passengers on a flight that goes missing for five and a half years. Upon arrival, they find that their families and friends have moved on, sparking familial grief and storylines of regret and betrayal. But that’s not the craziest part. The passengers also begin to experience “callings” which give them visions into the future.
Given the revitalized energy surrounding the fan-favorite series, many are wondering if the series is based on a true story. We all know about plane crashes and malfunctions, but has a plane ever gone missing? Continue reading to find out the origins of Manifest.

1. Is Manifest Based By a True Story?

Real Story Behind ‘Manifest’ Source: Screenrant

Yes. There is a true story behind Manifest. At San Diego Comic Con 2018, SYFY asked Rake if Manifest was based on the disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370. The series creator shared that the real-life event has a “pivotal role” in the story, but was mostly drawn from personal experiences.
He said, “The truth of the matter is, I thought of this idea almost 10 years ago, driving in the minivan with my family to the Grand Canyon, thinking about family togetherness and separation. The big idea hit me, I pitched it around. Nobody wanted it.” Rake continued, “And then seven years later, Malaysian Airlines happened and suddenly this crazy idea felt a little more real and more relatable in the context of Malaysian Air. Suddenly, people were interested.”
Read more: 'Manifest’ Season 4: Who Will Die In The End Of The Season?

2. The Mysterious Missing Plane: Malaysia Flight 370

Real Story Behind ‘Manifest’ Source: Aviation Today

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on March 8, 2014, while flying from Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport to China's Beijing Capital International Airport. The flight had 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board, all of whom are presumed dead. Approximately 38 minutes after takeoff, the flight last communicated with air traffic control before disappearing from their radar.
The Atlantic reported in 2019 that proper protocols were not followed during the flight's disappearance. They discovered that the controllers failed to notify authorities in a timely manner after seeing the flight vanish from their radar screens. Instead, they "tried repeatedly to contact the aircraft, but without success." The rescue center was not contacted until roughly 18 minutes after the flight vanished from their radar, which they described as "an exercise in confusion and incompetence." Due to ongoing inefficiency, emergency response did not begin until the plane was scheduled to land five hours later.

Real Story Behind ‘Manifest’ Source: ABC News

To this day, the flight has not been recovered, but in 2022, British aeronautical engineer Richard Godfrey told BBC that new technology has been developed that could, hopefully, deliver “answers to the flying public and the aviation industry on exactly what happened with MH370 and how we prevent that in the future”. The professional believes that the flight crashed into the Indian Ocean, about 1000 miles west of Perth, Australia.
Read more: Official! 'Manifest' Season 4 Part 2: The Return Date is a website that provides you with Entertainment updates and creative ideas to brighten your day. Don’t hesitate to visit our site to know more about updated celebrity and entertainment news.
Share this article