Ocean Infinity Proposes New Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

By Ivan PetrenkoMay 5, 2024 08:30 AMNews
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Ocean Infinity, a Texas-based company, has proposed a new search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to the Malaysian government, ten years after the flight's disappearance. The Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, registered as 9M-MRO, vanished on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, leaving grieving families and aviation experts with many unanswered questions.

On May 3, Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke confirmed that Ocean Infinity has submitted a proposal for a new search, which will be reviewed by relevant parties. The process will require cabinet approval, and if all goes well, the search could start in November. This potential new search offers a renewed sense of hope for the families and the aviation community.

The aircraft disappeared from radar on March 8, 2014, over the Gulf of Thailand, and the initial search focused on areas near Malaysia and Vietnam. Subsequent searches, led by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, centered on a seabed near Southwestern Australia but were unsuccessful. Despite previous failed attempts, including one by Ocean Infinity between 2017 and 2018, the company now aims to leverage new evidence for the renewed search.

MH370's disappearance remains one of aviation's greatest mysteries, and despite previous extensive efforts, the aircraft and its occupants have yet to be found. Various debris, including aircraft flaps and parts, have washed ashore in locations like Réunion Island, Tanzania, and Mauritius, and have been confirmed as parts of 9M-MRO. The renewed search could potentially provide long-awaited answers.

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