Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Latest search to end

Malaysian minister announces conclusion of operation to locate missing plane

A girl is pictured during the Day of Remembrance for MH370 event in March, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. File photograph: AP Photo/Vincent Thian

A girl is pictured during the Day of Remembrance for MH370 event in March, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. File photograph: AP Photo/Vincent Thian

 

The latest search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will end next week, Malaysia’s new transport minister has said.

Malaysia signed a “no cure, no fee” agreement with Texas-based Ocean Infinity in January to resume the hunt for the plane, a year after the official search in the southern Indian Ocean by Australia, Malaysia and China was called off.

Transport minister Anthony Loke said that the latest search was due to end in April but was extended twice until May 29th at Ocean Infinity’s request.

He said the government will decide its next course of action next week.

The Malaysia Airlines plane vanished on March 8th, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. – AP