Search for Flight MH370 to be suspended, possibly forever

July 22, 2016 8:03 AM

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PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia — The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, the ministers of the three countries conducting the operation announced Friday, possibly ending all hopes of solving aviation’s greatest mystery.

“In the absence of new evidence, Malaysia, Australia and China have collectively decided to suspend the search upon completion of the 120,000 square kilometer (46,332 sq mile) search area”, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said after a meeting with his Australiana and Chinese counterparts...

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