Search Crews Give Update on Hunt for MH370: ‘No Sign’ of Missing Aircraft
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More than four years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared in the early hours of March 8, 2014, the latest search for wreckage has returned no new findings.
According to a statement from Ocean Infinity — the technology company leading the search by collecting high-resolution seabed data — “There has been no sign of MH370 in the Australian Transport Safety Bureau search area and further north.”
As the Associated Press noted, a 9,650-square-mile area had been earlier identified as the “most likely” section of the Indian Ocean to contain wreckage. Yet despite searching approximately 31,000-square-miles since January, the search effort has been unable to locate any wreckage or black boxes.
Based on the drift patterns of MH370 debris recovered from beaches in Mozambique, Mauritius, Zanzibar and elsewhere off the coast of Africa, the lost aircraft was expected to be resting somewhere in the south Indian Ocean, according to the AP.
“…Our technology has performed exceptionally well,” Ocean Infinity CEO Oliver Plunkett said in the statement. “And [we] have collected significant amounts of high quality data in which we have full confidence.”
After resupplying and rotating crew in Australia, the Seabed Constructor vessel will head back to the site for a final search before weather conditions halt the expedition around mid-June.
“Everyone at Ocean Infinity remains absolutely determined for the remainder of the search,” Plunkett added.
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