Well, there it is: the official search for the plane in the biggest aviation mystery of our time will be suspended at the end of the year.
Malaysian, Chinese and Australian representatives today announced that after searching over 110,000 square kilometres of the southern Indian Ocean for the ill-fated MH370, their efforts will cease no later than December.
Malaysian minister Liow Tiong Lai said the decision was made “in the absence of credible new evidence” regarding the plane’s whereabouts.
However, Liow said “this does not mean that we have given up on locating MH370.
If there are any new credible news, or credible new evidence, we will continue to work together to analyse those evidence (sic).”
A statement from the ministers suggests that despite there being 10,000 square kilometres of ocean yet to be searched, “the likelihood of finding the aircraft is fading.”
Although several debris fragments have been found in recent months that authorities are “almost certain” came from the plane’s wreckage, it seems they’re no closer to finding out what the hell actually happened to that flight back in 2014.
Here’s hoping something appears before December.