Fives years on, Malaysia open to resume MH370 plane search

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Fmalaysia Open To Resume Mh370 Plane SearchMalaysia will consider resuming the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 if companies interested in the hunt come forward with viable proposals or credible leads, transport minister Anthony Loke said on March 3.

Malaysia, China and Australia called off a two-year, $142 million underwater search in the southern Indian Ocean in January 2017 after finding no trace of the aircraft. A second three-month search, led by US exploration firm Ocean Infinity, ended likewise.

Ocean Infinity mounted a “no find, no fee” search for the plane in January 2018 that ended in May without any clues. But Ocean Infinity’s CEO, Oliver Plunkett, said in a video shown at the public remembrance event on March 3 in Kuala Lumpur that the company hopes to resume the search with better technology obtained in the past year.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the government “is waiting for specific proposals, in particular from Ocean Infinity,” to resume the search for the plane.

Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, became the world’s greatest aviation mystery when it vanished on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.

A Malaysian-led independent investigation report released last July showed lapses in the government’s response and raised the possibility of “intervention by a third party”. Investigators, however, said the cause of the disappearance cannot be determined until the wreckage and the plane’s black boxes are found.

The report reiterated Malaysia’s assertion that the plane was deliberately diverted and flown for over seven hours after severing communications.

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Malaysia will consider resuming the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 if companies interested in the hunt come forward with viable proposals or credible leads, transport minister Anthony Loke said on March 3. Malaysia, China and Australia called off a two-year, $142 million underwater search in the southern Indian Ocean in January 2017 after finding no trace of the aircraft. A second three-month search, led by US exploration firm Ocean Infinity, ended likewise. Ocean Infinity mounted a “no find, no fee” search for the plane in January 2018 that ended in May without any clues. But Ocean Infinity’s CEO,...

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Fmalaysia Open To Resume Mh370 Plane SearchMalaysia will consider resuming the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 if companies interested in the hunt come forward with viable proposals or credible leads, transport minister Anthony Loke said on March 3.

Malaysia, China and Australia called off a two-year, $142 million underwater search in the southern Indian Ocean in January 2017 after finding no trace of the aircraft. A second three-month search, led by US exploration firm Ocean Infinity, ended likewise.

Ocean Infinity mounted a “no find, no fee” search for the plane in January 2018 that ended in May without any clues. But Ocean Infinity’s CEO, Oliver Plunkett, said in a video shown at the public remembrance event on March 3 in Kuala Lumpur that the company hopes to resume the search with better technology obtained in the past year.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the government “is waiting for specific proposals, in particular from Ocean Infinity,” to resume the search for the plane.

Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, became the world’s greatest aviation mystery when it vanished on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.

A Malaysian-led independent investigation report released last July showed lapses in the government’s response and raised the possibility of “intervention by a third party”. Investigators, however, said the cause of the disappearance cannot be determined until the wreckage and the plane’s black boxes are found.

The report reiterated Malaysia’s assertion that the plane was deliberately diverted and flown for over seven hours after severing communications.

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