Malaysia hires US firm to resume search for missing MH370
A signing ceremony took place between the Malaysian government and private company Ocean Infinity in Putrajaya on Wednesday after Malaysia approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, nearly four years after its disappearance.
This is possibly the last attempt to solve one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history
The seabed exploration company, which is based in the US, will perform a private search for the airliner in a 25,000-square-kilometer expanse identified by a panel of experts.
That expanse adjoins the original search zone, far southwest of Australia, that was identified through satellite analysis of the final hours of the flight, which apparently ended when the plane ran out of fuel.
The aircraft vanished during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board.
Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless 1,046 day and 200-million US dollar search almost a year ago, with the final report concluding authorities were no closer to knowing neither why the plane disappeared nor its exact location.