>> Australia, an honorable->> A major signal that the fruitless hunt for Flight MH370 is winding down.>> In absence of credible new evidence, Australia, China and Malaysia have collectively decided to suspend the search upon the completion of the 120,000 square kilometer search area.>> Officials meeting in Kuala Lumpur on Friday discussing aviation's greatest ever mystery, and ultimately dealing a blow to dozens of families who still don't know the fate of their loved ones, more than two years on.
The Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing vanished from radar in March 2014. Since then, a few pieces of suspected debris are all that have shown up on shores thousand of miles apart. Search teams have scoured a section of the Southern Indian Ocean, the size of Greece, and at the cost of nearly a $140,000,000, it's been the most expensive hunt in aviation history.
Officials are emphasizing that if the search effort is suspended, that doesn't mean it's over for good. No word yet on plans to keep the hope for answers alive.