Difficult to believe that it is soon three years since the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and ended up somewhere in the Indian Ocean.
Malaysia, Australia and China that have funded the search of the aircraft to the tune on $160 million have called it off unless new credible information of the possible location of the plane surfaces.
Here’s an excerpt from CNN:
Officials from those nations had been leading the search for MH370, which disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board. The countries on Tuesday issued a joint statement announcing the suspension.
“The decision to suspend the underwater search has not been taken lightly nor without sadness,” the statement said. “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.”
And from Yahoo News:
Australia’s Transport Minister Darren Chester said on Wednesday that experts will continue analyzing data and scrutinizing debris washing ashore from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a bid to narrow down where it crashed in the southern Indian Ocean. But Chester declined to specify what kind of breakthrough would convince officials to resume the search for the missing airliner that was suspended this week after almost three years.
“When we get some information or data or a breakthrough that leads us to a specific location, the experts will know it when they see it,” he told reporters in the southern city of Melbourne.
And BBC’s piece about parts found of the plane in Africa:
While the search has been going on, more than 20 pieces of possible debris have been found by members of the public, on the African coast and islands in the Indian Ocean. Most have been handed in to French authorities or the Australian Transport Safety Bureau which has been co-ordinating the search (ATSB).
So far only a handful have been confirmed as “definitely” or “almost certainly” from the doomed plane.
It is really unfortunate that the airplane has not been located in order to find out what exactly happened on that flight. Lives were lost and the mystery still remains.
Now some experts are saying that the most likely location of the airplane would have been to the north from the current search zone based on the new analysis of the data.
Let’s hope that the plane is eventually found and the reason for the disappearance figured out.