“Good Night, Malaysian Three Seven Zero” was the last radio transmission from Malaysian Air Flight MH370 that disappeared without a trace or explanation on March 8, 2014. Today, authorities announced the end of the almost three year effort to find the aircraft and the 239 people that were on board.

MH370 was planned to fly from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, to Beijing Capital International Airport in China. The aircrew made the last radio transmission less than an hour after the flight took off. Soon after air traffic controllers lost radar contact with the airliner.

The nearly three-year search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended Tuesday, possibly forever — not because investigators have run out of leads, but because the countries involved in the expensive and vast deep-sea hunt have shown no appetite for opening another big phase.

The Joint Agency Coordination Center in Australia that announced the search for Flight 370 — and the 239 people aboard the aircraft — had been suspended.

“Despite every effort using the best science available, cutting-edge technology, as well as modeling and advice from highly skilled professionals who are the best in their field, unfortunately, the search has not been able to locate the aircraft,” said the agency, which helped lead the hunt for the Boeing 777 in remote waters west of Australia.

“Accordingly, the underwater search for MH370 has been suspended. The decision to suspend the underwater search has not been taken lightly nor without sadness.” – AP

It is reported that $160 million was spent by Malaysian Air, Australia and China on the search efforts.

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Flight path image from CNN

Featured Image by By Laurent ERRERA from L’Union, France, via Wikimedia Commons