Search For Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Continues

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will continue after a 4-month hiatus. Read more on the story after the jump!


Three ships will spend a year to hunt for any wreckage off Australia’s west coast. The search has been on hold so that crews can map out the 23,000-square mile search zone. The flight with 239 people aboard vanished in March during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will resume over the Indian Ocean. Searchers will use new equipment such as video cameras and jet fuel sensors to help find any wreckage as well. Martin Dolan, chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said, “We’re cautiously optimistic; cautious because of all the technical and other challenges we’ve got, but optimistic because we’re confident in the analysis.”

Two of the search ships that will be used as underwater search vessels are worth about $1.5 million each. Dolan stated, “We’re doing this primarily because there are families of 239 people who deserve an answer…we will give it every possible effort and we think our efforts will be really good — but there’s no guarantee of success.”