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Malaysia suggests it will renew search for flight MH370 10 years after it went missing

The news has been welcomed by relatives.
  • Malaysian transport minister said the country may begin a renewed search for missing flight MH370
  • Anthony Loke made the statement at an event to mark the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines aircraft
  • It’s been 10 years since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing

Published on Mar 4, 2024 at 9:26PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Mar 6, 2024 at 6:31PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

The latest news surrounding missing flight MH370 will be welcomed by relatives.

Malaysia may begin a renewed search for the Malaysia Airlines aircraft according to the country’s transport minister.

The latest development comes just before the 10th anniversary of its disappearance.

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“The Malaysian government is committed to the search, and the search must go on,” Malaysian transport minister, Anthony Loke said at an event to mark the disappearance of flight MH370.

The Boeing 777, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members, disappeared on a night flight from Kuala Lumpur to the Chinese capital, Beijing.

It has become one of, if not the biggest aviation-related mysteries in history.

According to Loke, US seabed exploration firm, Ocean Infinity, has made its latest search proposal after two failed attempts at finding the plane.

Once Ocean Infinity’s “no find, no fee” proposal is approved by Malaysia’s cabinet, the transport minister hopes to engage with Australia in cooperating in the search.

Ocean Infinity’s last attempt at finding missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was in 2018, with Malaysia offering up to $70 million if the firm had found it.

The year before, Malaysia, China and Australia ended a two-year underwater hunt that apparently cost $130.7 million.

Understandably, the latest news has been welcomed by relatives of those onboard the missing flight.

VPR Nathan, whose wife was on the flight, said Ocean Infinisyt’s proposal was welcome.

“We want the search to carry on, but we also have to be realistic. We cannot expect the government to spend billions [on the search],” Nathan said.

Jacquita Gomes, whose flight attendant husand was on the plane, was elated at the possibility that the search might resume.

“I’m on top of the world,” she said.

“We have been on a roller coaster for the last 10 years … If it is not found, I hope that it will continue with another search.”

Not long ago, an expert provided a theory on how missing flight MH370 actually got lost.

According to the retired Qantas captain, flight MH370 could have easily been sabotaged from inside the aircraft.

Mike Glynn claims someone could have made everyone onboard go unconscious before downing the plane.

Last year, a pair of aviation experts claimed they could find MH370 in “days” following new leads.

Here’s hoping there’s a breakthrough soon.

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