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The Search For Missing Flight MH370 Seems To Be Heating Up Again

It's a mystery that first gained global attention a decade ago. The Search For Missing Flight MH370 Seems To Be Heating Up Again Shutterstock

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If you’re old enough to remember the story of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from about a decade ago, you recall that it dominated news coverage before updates began to fizzle out with no resolution.

But despite the fact that the story has long retreated from the headlines, the mystery remains as captivating as ever — particularly for investigators who say it’s never too late to find some answers.

A bit of history

Most experts assume the doomed jet crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, though no evidence has been found to support the theory.

The flight took off from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014, and was headed to Beijing, China, when all communications were lost. There were 239 people on board, most of whom were Chinese citizens, and the last satellite data recovered showed that it veered away from its charted course toward the spot where it likely crashed.

High-tech clues

There have been multiple efforts by national governments and private entities over the nearly 10 years since the plane went missing. Now, one company that staged a search in 2018 wants another shot.

Ocean Infinity, which is based in Texas, says that it has new evidence potentially pointing to the wreckage. And Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke is ready to move forward with a new exploration.

“The government is steadfast in our resolve to locate MH370,” he said. “We really hope the search can find the plane and provide truth to the next of kin.”

Never too late

Some of those who lost loved ones when the jet vanished are cautiously optimistic that this effort will yield tangible results.

I’m on top of the world,” said Jacquita Gomes, whose husband was a flight attendant on the plane. “We have been on a roller coaster for the last 10 years.”

Chris Agee
Chris Agee March 4th, 2024
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