The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) ended Tuesday without any answers.
The U.S. technology company Ocean Infinity scoured the Indian Ocean on a privately funded search for the missing aircraft that disappeared in 2014 with 239 people on board, but the search failed to yield any results. The Malaysian government’s search effort, which was carried out in coordination with China and Australia, ended in 2017.
“Part of our motivation for renewing the search was to try to provide some answers to those affected,” Oliver Plunkett, the head of Texas-based Ocean Infinity, stated Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. “It is therefore with a heavy heart that we end our current search without having achieved that aim.”
“We sincerely hope that we will be able to again offer our services in the search for MH370 in the future,” he revealed. There are no plans for any additional searches at this time.
Ocean Infinity stood to receive $70 million if it found the wreckage or the black box as part of a “no find, no fee” agreement with the Malaysian government, but the company came up empty-handed after spending months searching an ocean area of roughly 43,000 square miles.
Flight MH370 became one of the world’s weirdest aviation mysteries when it mysteriously disappeared on March 8, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China.
A panel of experts suggested earlier in May that the incident might have been a murder-suicide carried out by the pilot, but that is difficult to prove. (RELATED: Experts: Malaysian Plane Crash Determined To Be Murder-Suicide)
Suspected pieces of the aircraft have washed up on distant shores way off course, but without more, the many theories about what might have happened to the plane will remain exactly that. (RELATED: Plane Debris Found ‘Almost Certainly’ From Malaysian Airlines Flight)
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