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Malaysia Will Officially Renew the Search for Plane Flight MH370

By Orgesta Tolaj


5 March 2024

Malaysia Plane Flight MH370


Nearly seven years have passed since the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Despite extensive search efforts, the plane has never been found, leaving many unanswered questions and grieving families in its wake. Now, Malaysian authorities have announced plans to officially renew the search for the missing aircraft.

Malaysia’s Lost Plane Flight MH370 Might Be Found

Malaysian officials are considering renewing the search for MH370, the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared a decade ago. This comes after a U.S. company, Ocean Infinity, proposed a new search in the southern Indian Ocean, where the plane is believed to have crashed. Transport Minister Anthony Loke will invite Ocean Infinity to present their “no find, no fee” proposal, despite the government’s previous stance against further searches without new leads.

Malaysia Plane Flight MH370

Transport Minister Anthony Loke expressed that if the evidence presented by Ocean Infinity is credible, he will seek Cabinet approval to sign a new contract to resume the search for MH370. He reiterated the government’s commitment to finding the plane, stating that they hope the search can provide closure and truth to the families of the victims.

The Mystery of Malaysia’s Plane Flight MH370

The Boeing 777 carrying 239 people vanished from radar shortly after departing from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. Satellite data indicated the plane veered off its course towards the southern Indian Ocean, where it is presumed to have crashed. Despite an extensive multinational search effort and a private search by Ocean Infinity in 2018, no significant clues were found, though some debris washed ashore in East Africa and Indian Ocean islands. The incident prompted efforts to enhance aviation safety measures.

Why Is the Search Being Renewed?

Ocean Infinity had initially planned a search for MH370 last year. However, it was postponed due to the arrival of a new fleet. However, they are now poised to resume the search. CEO Oliver Punkett stated that the company has upgraded its technology since 2018. They are now confident in their ability to narrow down the search area with the help of experts. Transport Minister Anthony Loke declined to disclose the fee proposed by Ocean Infinity. However, he assured that cost would not be a hindrance. His response brought tears of joy to some family members at the memorial event. They expressed gratitude for the potential closure the resumed search might bring.

Malaysia Plane Flight MH370
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Jacquita Gomes, whose husband was on the plane, said she felt hopeful for closure after a tumultuous 10 years. She expressed willingness for continued search efforts if needed. Family members from Malaysia, Australia, China, and India gathered to pay tribute to their loved ones lost in the MH370 tragedy. They lit candles on stage to honor their memories. Bai Zhong from China, whose wife was aboard the plane, expressed determination to continue seeking the truth. Zhong believes that it will eventually be revealed, regardless of how much time has passed.

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