MH370 relatives launch appeal for new search for missing flight

Families of those on board missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 gathered in Kuala Lumpur ahead of the grim anniversary.

Nearly three-years after its disappearance, relatives are appealing for money – up to 15 million US dollars to fund a private search after the official underwater hunt for the lost plane was suspended in January.

Jacquita Gomes, who lost her husband on MH370 said: “The search should go on. The reason for the suspension is that they say there’s no more credible evidence that has come in, in order for them to continue the search. So I guess they should get in more experts then, to sit down and re-evaluate what they have, and go through everything again to see what went wrong.”

A final report on the plane’s disappearance is due later this year.

At the event remembering the victims, Malaysia’s Transport Minister said the 239 people on board the flight which went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing will always be remembered.

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