Underwater search for MH370 suspended

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File: The deep sea hunt for missing flight MH370 has been suspended.

SYDNEY - The deep sea hunt for missing flight MH370 has been suspended, the Australian, Malaysian and Chinese governments said on Tuesday.

The Malaysia Airlines aircraft disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March 2014, carrying 239 passengers and crew.

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The plane "has not been located" in the 120,000 square kilometre search area of the southern Indian Ocean, a statement from the three nations said.

"To date no new information has been discovered to determine the specific location of the aircraft," read the statement.

"Accordingly, the underwater search for MH370 has been suspended."

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