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Five years on, fate of missing MH370 remains a mystery

Updated : 2019-03-04 14:02:06

Malaysian Airlines' MH370 went missing five years ago on March 8, 2014. It remains to be one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries. A total of 239 passengers remain missing. The Malaysian government has attempted to search twice but failed both the times. The government has said it will consider resuming the search only when credible new evidence is found. Families of those onboard the plane have urged authorities to consider offering a reward, launch a new search, or accept other offers from private companies to find MH370.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing five years ago on March 8, 2014. The aircraft was carrying 239 passengers. (Reuters)
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing five years ago on March 8, 2014. The aircraft was carrying 239 passengers. (Reuters)
Satellite data analysis had showed the plane may have crashed somewhere in southern Indian Ocean, off the coast of western Australia. However, two major searches failed to come up with any significant findings. (Reuters)
Satellite data analysis had showed the plane may have crashed somewhere in southern Indian Ocean, off the coast of western Australia. However, two major searches failed to come up with any significant findings. (Reuters)
Malaysia, Australia and China launched an underwater search in a 120,000 sq km (46,332 sq miles) area in the southern Indian Ocean based on the satellite data. (Reuters)
Malaysia, Australia and China launched an underwater search in a 120,000 sq km (46,332 sq miles) area in the southern Indian Ocean based on the satellite data. (Reuters)
 years in January 2017 with no traces of the plane found. (Reuters)" data-original="https://images.cnbctv18.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-03-02T031746Z_2_LYNXNPEF2023W_RTROPTP_4_MALAYSIA-AIRLINES-MH370.jpg" > The search, which cost about A$200 million ($143 million), was called off after two<span class= years in January 2017 with no traces of the plane found. (Reuters)" title="The search, which cost about A$200 million ($143 million), was called off after two years in January 2017 with no traces of the plane found. (Reuters)">
The search, which cost about A$200 million ($143 million), was called off after two years in January 2017 with no traces of the plane found. (Reuters)
 the missing MH370.  (Reuters)" data-original="https://images.cnbctv18.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-03-02T031746Z_2_LYNXNPEF2023R_RTROPTP_4_MALAYSIA-AIRLINES-MH370.jpg" > More than 30 pieces of suspected aircraft debris have been collected along the Indian Ocean coastline, but only three wing fragments were confirmed to be from<span class= the missing MH370.  (Reuters)" title="More than 30 pieces of suspected aircraft debris have been collected along the Indian Ocean coastline, but only three wing fragments were confirmed to be from the missing MH370.  (Reuters)">
More than 30 pieces of suspected aircraft debris have been collected along the Indian Ocean coastline, but only three wing fragments were confirmed to be from the missing MH370.  (Reuters)
Most of the debris were used in drift pattern analysis in the hopes of narrowing down the missing aircraft's possible location. (Reuters)
Most of the debris were used in drift pattern analysis in the hopes of narrowing down the missing aircraft's possible location. (Reuters)
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak confirms the debris found on Reunion Island is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, early August 6, 2015. (Reuters)
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak confirms the debris found on Reunion Island is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, early August 6, 2015. (Reuters)
Last year, Malaysia accepted a
Last year, Malaysia accepted a "no-cure, no-fee" offer from US exploration firm Ocean Infinity for a three-month search, meaning the company would only get paid if it found the plane. (Reuters)
That search covered 112,000 sq km (43,243 square miles) north of the original target area and also proved fruitless, ending in May 2018. (Reuters)
That search covered 112,000 sq km (43,243 square miles) north of the original target area and also proved fruitless, ending in May 2018. (Reuters)
The Boeing 777 flight was from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. (Reuters)
The Boeing 777 flight was from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. (Reuters)
A relative (front) of a passenger of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries as she walks past journalists at a hotel in Beijing March 9, 2014. (File photo: Reuters)
A relative (front) of a passenger of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries as she walks past journalists at a hotel in Beijing March 9, 2014. (File photo: Reuters)
The Malaysian government has said it will consider resuming the search only when credible new evidence is found. (Reuters)
The Malaysian government has said it will consider resuming the search only when credible new evidence is found. (Reuters)
 MH370. (Reuters)" data-original="https://images.cnbctv18.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-03-02T031746Z_2_LYNXNPEF2024D_RTROPTP_4_MALAYSIA-AIRLINES-MH370.jpg" > Families of those onboard the plane have urged authorities to consider offering a reward, launch a new search, or accept other offers from private companies to find<span class= MH370. (Reuters)" title="Families of those onboard the plane have urged authorities to consider offering a reward, launch a new search, or accept other offers from private companies to find MH370. (Reuters)">
Families of those onboard the plane have urged authorities to consider offering a reward, launch a new search, or accept other offers from private companies to find MH370. (Reuters)
A family member of a passenger onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cries as she gathers with others to pray at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing September 8, 2014, on the six-month anniversary of the disappearance of the plane. (Reuters)
A family member of a passenger onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cries as she gathers with others to pray at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing September 8, 2014, on the six-month anniversary of the disappearance of the plane. (Reuters)
FILE PHOTO: The Chinese Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) vessel Hai Xin 01 is seen from a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion aircraft in the southern Indian Ocean, as the search continues for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 April 13, 2014. REUTERS/Greg Wood/Pool/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: The Chinese Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) vessel Hai Xin 01 is seen from a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion aircraft in the southern Indian Ocean, as the search continues for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 April 13, 2014. REUTERS/Greg Wood/Pool/File Photo
 MH370's disappearance, published in July 2018, said the Boeing 777's controls were likely deliberately manipulated to take it off course, but investigators could not determine who was responsible. (Reuters)" data-original="https://images.cnbctv18.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-03-02T031746Z_2_LYNXNPEF20242_RTROPTP_4_MALAYSIA-AIRLINES-MH370.jpg" > A 495-page report into<span class= MH370's disappearance, published in July 2018, said the Boeing 777's controls were likely deliberately manipulated to take it off course, but investigators could not determine who was responsible. (Reuters)" title="A 495-page report into MH370's disappearance, published in July 2018, said the Boeing 777's controls were likely deliberately manipulated to take it off course, but investigators could not determine who was responsible. (Reuters)">
A 495-page report into MH370's disappearance, published in July 2018, said the Boeing 777's controls were likely deliberately manipulated to take it off course, but investigators could not determine who was responsible. (Reuters)
The report also highlighted mistakes made by the Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City air traffic control centres and issued recommendations to avoid a repeat incident. (Reuters)
The report also highlighted mistakes made by the Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City air traffic control centres and issued recommendations to avoid a repeat incident. (Reuters)
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