Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Underwater Search Suspended

Kuala Lumpur, The underwater search for missing Malaysian Flight MH370 has been suspended almost three years after its disappearance, making it increasingly likely that the plane may never be found.
Malaysia, China and Australia, which were involved in the search for the Malaysia Airlines plane, said in a joint statement that the last vessel scouring the 120,000-square kilometre search area in the southern Indian Ocean departed today without any results.
“Despite every effort using the best science available, cutting edge technology, as well as modelling and advice from highly skilled professionals who are the best in their field, unfortunately, the search has not been able to locate the aircraft,” said the MH370 Tripartite Joint Communique today that was signed by the transport ministers of the three countries.
“Accordingly, the underwater search for MH370 has been suspended,” it added.
According to Malaysian media, the announcement brought an end to a two-and-a-half-year search by assets deployed by the three countries for the search of the Boeing 777, which disappeared from civilian radars on March 8, 2014, shortly after taking off from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing with 239 people on board.

Source: Qatar News Agency