The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is set to revisit 30 locations previously ruled out as the jet’s resting place, as hopes of ever finding the victims fade once again.
Despite having previously been considered ‘unlikely to be significant to the search’, the locations are all places where search and rescue vessels made ‘sonar points of interest’.
The Boeing 777 vanished on March 8, 2014 while on a flight between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. All 239 people on board are presumed dead and there has been no sign of the plane’s fuselage – although officials confirmed that a piece of wreckage washed on Reunion Island was from the plane.
The latest update in the ongoing search for MH370 is likely to dishearten victims’ relatives, especially after many were buoyed by the discovery of the Reunion Island wreckage.
Returning to sites that have previously been ruled out means that at the very least investigators are no closer to discovering the plane than they were several months ago.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau does appear to be related to the discovery of the Reunion Island wreckage, however, with search teams eager to revisit areas from where a large piece of wreckage could easily float to the island.