[ MH370 Update ] Search Will Conclude in December 2016

9M-MRO, the aircraft involved in MH370. Picture by planespotters.net.
9M-MRO, the aircraft involved in MH370. Original picture by planespotters.net.

Canberra, August 24th 2016: The Joint Agency Co-ordination Centre (JACC) said the Australian-led search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is expected to wrap up in December.

The search will be suspended indefinitely if there is no new evidence found. It was originally scheduled to finish in August, but bad weather and unexpected search vessel maintenance has pushed forward the schedule.

The latest statement, jointly released by JACC as well as Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said over 110,000 square kilometers out of 120,000 square kilometers total search zone has been thoroughly explored.

About MH370: On March 8th 2014, the airplane vanished while it is on its way to Beijing, China. No major piece of wreckage has found. It is believed to be crashed at a remote location in Indian Ocean.