Privately funded search for flight MH370 ends with no success

Privately funded search for flight MH370 ends with no success
Published: 29 May 2018 - 9:32 a.m.
By: AVB Staff Writer

Ocean Infinity, a US seabed exploration firm, has concluded its 90-day privately funded underwater search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean with no trace of the missing aircraft.

Despite the outcome of the latest endeavour to locate the aeroplane, the company’s leadership has expressed willingness to offer its services if a future search for the flight MH370 is planned.

Flight MH370 vanished back on 8 March 2014, while en-route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Carrying 239 people on board, the missing Boeing 777 aircraft remains one of the greatest aviation mysteries.

The second search for MH370 was put together after the administration of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pledged a $70m reward to the Ocean Infinity if it found the missing plane within 90 days.

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad replaced Najib Razak following a successful election bid that concluded on 9 May 2018.

The new administration has promised to unveil a report detailing the government’s efforts to locate MH370, as well as conclusions on the flight’s disappearance.

In 2017, the Malaysia government ended a $200m search that covered over 120,000 square-kilometres of the Indian Ocean.

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