A family member of a passenger aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which went missing in 2014, reacts during a protest outside the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing in this July 29, 2016 file photo. The hat reads 'Pray for MH370.' (Reuters Photo/Thomas Peter)

Suspended MH370 Search Could Be Restarted in the Future: Australian Minister


JANUARY 19, 2017

Sydney. The Australian government said on Wednesday (18/01) it was not ruling out a future underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, but added there was currently no credible new evidence to warrant that.

"I don't rule out a future underwater search by any stretch," Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester told reporters in Melbourne, a day after the tripartite group of Australia, Malaysia and China officially called off the search in the southern Indian Ocean.

Families of passengers on board the Boeing 777, which disappeared en route to Beijing from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board, have criticized the decision to halt the search.