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New evidence uncovered showing missing MH370's final resting place, claims Ocean Infinity

New evidence uncovered showing missing MH370's final resting place, claims Ocean Infinity

The marine robotics company has sent a search proposal to the Malaysian government

Texas company Ocean Infinity claims to have found new evidence in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

On 8 March, 2014, MH370 was flying over the South China Sea on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared from air traffic control radars.

There were 239 people, including 12 crew members, on board the Boeing 777 jet.

An investigation was immediately launched into the missing flight, which found that the aircraft had deviated from its planned route, although it is not known why.

After a three-year search across 46,000 square miles of ocean failed to locate the jet, official search efforts were suspended in January 2017.

A second search launched in January 2018 by private contractor Ocean Infinity also ended without success after six months.

Now, the Texas-based company, which uses robotic technology to obtain information from the ocean and seabed, claims to have scientific evidence of MH370's final resting place.

It has proposed a 'no-cure, no-fee' search to the Malaysian government, in which it will only be paid if it secures a positive outcome.

Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared from air traffic control radars in March 2014 and still hasn't been found.

Ocean Infinity CEO Oliver Plunkett said: "We now feel in a position to be able to return to the search for MH370, and have submitted a proposal to the Malaysian government.

"Finding MH370 and bringing some resolution for all connected with the loss of the aircraft has been a constant in our minds since we left the southern Indian Ocean in 2018.

"Since then, we have focused on driving the transformation of operations at sea; innovating with technology and robotics to further advance our ocean search capabilities."

A Texas-based marine robotics company claim to have new evidence showing the jet's final resting place.

Plunkett said that they're analysing the data collected in hopes of being able to narrow down the search area for the missing flight.

"This search is arguably the most challenging, and indeed the most pertinent one out there," he added.

"We’ve been working with many experts, some outside of Ocean Infinity, to continue analysing the data in the hopes of narrowing the search area down to one in which success becomes potentially achievable.

"We hope to get back to the search soon."

And it seems the Malaysian government is open to idea of opening the search back up, with transport minister Anthony Loke telling reporters that he has invited the company to discuss their proposal with him.

“I am very, very confident that the government of Malaysia and cabinet will approve such a proposal,” he said.

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Topics: Travel, World News, MH370, Technology