Malaysian Flight MH370 Search Comes To An End

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) –

FILE PHOTO: The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion maritime search aircraft can be seen on low-level clouds as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 March 31, 2014. Rob Griffith/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday that the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that ended this week with no trace found may be resumed if new evidence comes to light.

“We have to come to a stage where we cannot keep searching for something we cannot find,” Mahathir told a news conference.

“If we find any new information, we may resume the search,” he said.

Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, becoming one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries.

A privately funded underwater search for the missing jet ended on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Writing by Praveen Menon; Editing by Robert Birsel)