Malaysian govt to suspend MH370 search
In the absence of credible new evidence leading to the identification of a specific location of the aircraft, the search would not end, but be suspended
Restating its commitment to complete the current search zone of 120,000 sq.km, the Malaysian government on Friday said the search of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 would be 'suspended'.
The flight disappeared on 8 March, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, to Beijing Capital International Airport in China with 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 15 nations.
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is to be suspended, the Malaysian government informed the passengers' next of kin in a statement on Friday.
A joint search effort that started since its disappearance has not yet found the main body of the aircraft in the south Indian Ocean, where it presumably crashed.
The governments of Malaysia, Australia and China restated their commitment to completing the current search zone of 120,000 sq.km, but stipulated in their statement that "in the absence of credible new evidence leading to the identification of a specific location of the aircraft", the search would not end, but be suspended, CNN reported.
The statement was sent to the families after ministers from Australia, Malaysia and China met in Putrajaya, Malaysia.