Australian investigators have delivered their final report into missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, saying it is “almost inconceivable” the aircraft has not been found.
MH370 disappeared in 2014 while flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board.
The search for the jet, also involving Malaysia and China, was called off in January after 1,046 days.
Australian searchers said they “deeply regretted” it had not been found.
“It is almost inconceivable and certainly societally unacceptable in the modern aviation era with 10 million passengers boarding commercial aircraft every day, for a large commercial aircraft to be missing and for the world not to know with certainty what became of the aircraft and those on board,” the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said today.
According to BBC News, their final report reiterated estimates from December and April that the Boeing 777 was most likely located 9,700 square miles to the north of the earlier search zone in the southern Indian Ocean.
The hunt formed one of the largest surface and underwater searches in aviation history.
In 2015 and 2016, suspected debris from MH370 washed up on islands in the Indian Ocean and the east coast of Africa.