Search for MH370 Ends After Nearly 3 Years

18th Jan 2017

One of the greatest aviation mysteries of all times could remain unsolved and families of 239 passengers and crew members who boarded the Malaysia Airlines MH370 left without an answer they were waiting for the past three years:

What happened to their loved ones?

After nearly three years, the officials have definitely called of the search for the plane that went missing in March, 2014. Without results.

In a joint statement on Tuesday, the governments of Malaysia, Australia and China said:

Today the last search vessel has left the underwater search area. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has not been located in the 120,000-square-kilometer underwater search area in the southern Indian Ocean. Despite every effort using the best science available, cutting-edge technology, as well as modeling and advice from highly skilled professionals who are the best in their field, unfortunately, the search has not been able to locate the aircraft.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday, at a press conference:

We grieve with the families of the victims and we share their deep disappointment that the plane has not been found. There has been a massive search. It is an unprecedented search. It has been conducted with the best advice over the areas that were identified as the most likely to find the location of the airplane.

The search for the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was the longest-running and most expensive in aviation history to this day, but this decision was expected for some time. Since July, the three governments involved in the search have said the underwater search would end if they are not able to find the missing aircraft.

In the meantime, relatives of the missing are angry with this decision. One of them said:

It is incomprehensible that they would give up right now. I can’t imagine living the rest of my life accepting that people just disappeared into thin air.

The families of MH370 victims will now put all their faith into independent searches and hope their loved ones are one day found put to rest properly.

Flight MH370 disappeared on 8th March, 2014 on the way from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing International Airport under still unkown circumstances.

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