Malaysia: Search for MH370 may be resumed if new evidence found hinh anh 1The most modern search ship of Ocean Infinity (Source: The Star)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced on May 30 that the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which ended this week with no trace found, may be resumed if new evidence comes to light.

He made the announcement after a three-month search carried out by Ocean Infinity, an America-based firm, officially ended on May 29 without making major progress.

The Texas-based company has carried out three-month search in a massive swathe of seabed measuring 112,000 square kilometres, four times wider than the area where experts believe that the flight crashed.

“We have not found any evidence yet, so we have to come to a stage where we cannot keep searching for something we really cannot find,” Mahathir said at a press conference held after the weekly cabinet meeting.

He added that the new government will consider resuming the search if somebody can provide any information, but at the moment it must stop.

The Boeing 777 vanished on March 8, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, with 239 people on board.

A largest search in the history of aviation sector was conducted around 120,000 square kilometers in the Indian Ocean, led by Australia with the engagement of China and Malaysia. The campaign, which cost 159 million USD, was halted in January 2017 after almost three years. So far, no traces of the flight were discovered, either the reason behind the accident.-VNA