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MH370 will never be found: Search operations shut down
After an extensive search of three years not yielding much results, the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been brought to an end.

The Malaysian plane disappeared in 2014 with 239 people on board. The news has been officially confirmed by Joint Agency Coordination Center that was coordinating the search operations for the aircraft.

"Despite every effort using the best science available ... the search has not been able to locate the aircraft. Accordingly, the underwater search for MH370 has been suspended. The decision to suspend the underwater search has not been taken lightly nor without sadness." Malaysian, Australian and Chinese authorities said in the statement.

Crews of the search operation have scanned 120,000-square kilometer search zone but the search yielded no results.

Based on a recent analysis, officials investigating the plane's disappearance had recommended that the focus of search operations should be turned north. But the Australian government did not approve of the suggestion.

The three countries involved in the search operations had announced last year that in case the ongoing search does not yield considerable evidence, the hunt would be suspended.

What has been more disappointing for the relatives of the victims was the announcement by transport bureau that new data has suggested that the plane could possibly be located in an area that is located completely opposite of the search zone. But Australian government refuted the claims saying that the results were not precise enough for the search operation to be continued.

Voice370, a support group for family members of those aboard the MH370 flight, expressing their disappointment over the decision to abort the search operations.

"Commercial planes cannot just be allowed to disappear without a trace. Stopping at this stage is nothing short of irresponsible, and betrays a shocking lack of faith in the data, tools and recommendations of an array of official experts assembled by the authorities themselves," Voice370 said in a statement.

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