Search for MH370 Officially Over

Posted by on Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Photograph of the missing aircraft taking off at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport (LFPG) in France, 2011
The Australian Transportation Safety Board has released its report on the search in the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

MH370 departed Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 7, 2014 and was supposed to land in Beijing, China. The plane went missing. 

While the resting place of the aircraft has not yet been located, the search has now officially ended.

The Chief Commissioner of the ATSB, Greg Hood, said that the report demonstrated the extraordinary endeavours of people from around the world.  

“This was an unprecedented endeavour and there has been an extraordinary response from the global community,” said Mr Hood. “There were contributions of expertise and resources from private business and organisations, agencies from different Governments, and from private individuals.”

The plane was carrying 12 crew and 227 passengers. The search for the missing aircraft commenced on 8 March 2014 and continued for 1,046 days until 17 January 2017 when it was suspended in accordance with a decision made by a tripartite of Governments, being Malaysia, Australia and the People’s Republic of China.

The Team

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