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Malaysia may renew hunt for mysteriously missing flight MH370 as search update is given
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Malaysia may renew hunt for mysteriously missing flight MH370 as search update is given

The flight went missing nearly ten years ago.

While it's almost a decade on from the disappearance of flight MH370, the Malaysian government haven't given up all hope.

March 8 will mark the tenth anniversary of the Malaysia Airlines flight going missing, and it's whereabouts continue to remain a mystery.

There were 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China at the time.

There have been dozens of theories over the years about what really happened that fateful day in 2014 and the location of the wreckage; with one naval officer even suggesting that the plane was never found because of issues of bureaucracy and information.

Meanwhile, French journalist Florence de Changy - who has been writing a book on the missing flight - has recently questioned if the flaperon discovered in Mauritius in 2015 was even that of flight MH370.

In the wake of no definitive answer ever being found, the Malaysian government have now confirmed that it's considering resuming the search.

On Sunday (March 3), it was announced that a US technology firm Ocean Infinity have suggested doing a fresh search in the southern Indian Ocean.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared in 2014.
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Malaysia's Transport Minister Anthony Loke says the robotics firm have suggested a 'no find, no fee' exploration of the area, and is set to meet with Ocean Infinity to evaluate its apparent new scientific evidence.

What the new evidence is remains unclear.

If the findings are credible, Loke will look to get Cabinet approval to sign a new contract with the company.

Ocean Infinity previously searched the area in 2018.

"We are ready and we have finalised the proposal, and we are ready to discuss the proposal," Loke said of the pending renewed partnership with Ocean Infinity.

"As I’ve mentioned numerous times, as far as the Malaysian government is concerned, we are committed to that search and the search must go on," he added.

Apparently the government have shown 'no reluctance' to the prospect of continuing to search for flight MH370.

Malaysia's Transport Minister Anthony Loke said they are 'committed' to finding MH370.
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Tony Abbott was serving as Australia’s prime minister at the time of the Malaysia Airlines disappearance, and he shared that early on into the investigation it was suggested that the plane went down as a result of a murder-suicide.

There were six Australians onboard the flight when it went down.

"Aircraft do not do that kind of thing that that aircraft did, unless someone is at the controls," he told Sky News Australia in 2020.

"My understanding, my very, very clear understanding from the very top levels of the Malaysian government is that from very, very early on, they thought it was murder-suicide by the pilot."

This has never been confirmed, however.

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