Search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 endsStaff Writer | January 17, 2017
The deep-sea search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ende without any trace being found of the plane that vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board.
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"Despite every effort using the best science available... the search has not been able to locate the aircraft," Malaysian, Australian and Chinese authorities said in a statement.
The last search vessel left the area on Tuesday, the three countries said, after scouring the 120,000-sq-km (75,000-sq-mile) area of the Indian Ocean sea floor that has been the focus of the almost-three-year search.
Malaysia, Australia and China agreed in July to suspend the search if the plane was not found or new evidence uncovered once that area had been checked.
Australia last month dismissed an investigators' recommendation to shift the search further north, saying that no new evidence had emerged to support that.
A next-of-kin support group called Voice 370 said in a statement investigators could not leave the matter unsolved. ■