Published On : Fri, Jan 6th, 2017

MH370 search to end in two weeks: official

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New Delhi: The hunt for missing flight MH370 will end in two weeks, Malaysia’s transport minister said on today, as relatives of passengers demanded authorities push on with the search.

“We’re at the final lap within these two weeks,” the minister, Liow Tiong Lai told reporters. “We hope we can find the plane.” Liow did not specify a date but said that a tripartite meeting will be held after a final report is released when the 120,000 square kilometre search ends.

Authorities had previously said the search will end early this year. The last search vessel embarked on its final sweep across the southern Indian Ocean last month. The Malaysian Airlines jet disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, carrying 239 passengers and crew.