After three months of the second round of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, officials announced the end of the overall search for the plane.
The accident happened in 2014 and since then the location of the crash has not yet been found. It still remains one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history. The flight MH370 disappeared while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, carrying 239 people.
After the first fruitless round of the search came the second one. Ocean Infinity, the US-based company, which carried out the 90-day search, covered 112,000 square kilometers of the southern Indian Ocean floor. Unfortunately the mission was not successful.
"Part of our motivation for renewing the search was to try to provide some answers to those affected. It is therefore with a heavy heart that we end our current search without having achieved that aim," Ocean Infinity CEO Oliver Plunkett announced in a statement.
"There simply has not been a subsea search on this scale carried out as efficiently or as effectively ever before."
The initial search was called off in the previous year and was carried out by Malaysia, China and Australia. It was estimated that it costed about 151 million dollars.
"Whilst clearly the outcome so far is extremely disappointing, as a company, we are truly proud of what we have achieved both in terms of the quality of data we've produced and the speed with which we covered such a vast area," the CEO Plunkett said.
There have been speculations on what might have happened to the unfortunate flight, including the suicide of the pilot. Although the investigators claim the accident was just that – an accident.Discovery Of The Remnants Of Missing Flight MH370
The only remaining evidence of the plane was the debris that was washed up in eastern Africa shores. Although the experts believe the crash happened far away from the mentioned area. A wing fragment and a piece of the flaperon of the plane was among the remaining parts.
Even though the search is ended for now, the Ocean Infinity is hoping to renew the search some time in the future.
"We sincerely hope that we will be able to again offer our services in the search for MH370 in future," Plunkett said in the statement.