MH 370

The search for the missing Malaysia flight MH 370 has been resumed by a private firm. A vessel has been sent by a private company to search for the flight which went missing in March 2014. US based firm Ocean Infinity, who has been given the contract for the search, says that it hopes to find the aircraft soon.

The company will be getting paid for the search only if the search was successful. The MH 370 aircraft went off radar on March 8, 2014 while it was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The official search for the flight was suspended in January 2016 after no traces were found. The Malaysian Airlines flight had taken off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. A few hours after the take off, the flight stopped communicating and there aren’t enough evidences to suggest if the plane turned to the west and started flying to the south.

According to the tracking data released by the Malaysian authorities it was confirmed that the plane crashed in to the Indian Ocean to the south west of Australia. The search for the MH 370 proved to be one of the largest and the most mysterious under water searches in aviation history. It also involved the countries Australia, Malaysia and China. The search operation had covered 120,000 sq kms at the cost of about A$200m before it was suspended in January 2016.

The search could not find anything under water, but a few pieces of debris were washed off the shore on some of the islands on the Indian Ocean and on the South African coast. Ocean Infinity has now leased a Norwegian research ship for the search which carries many autonomous submarines . The company has hoped that the current operation will be much faster than the previous search. The search will be conducted in a smaller area which is identified by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

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