Free Press Journal

Families aim to raise $15m for Flight 370 search


Kuala Lumpur : The families of those onboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 launched efforts on Saturday to raise at least $15 million to fund a private search as they marked the third anniversary of the plane’s disappearance.

Malaysia, Australia and China suspended a nearly three-year search in the southern Indian Ocean on January 17 after it failed to find any trace of the plane. The jet disappeared March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.

Jacquita Gomes, whose husband was a flight attendant on the plane, said families have no choice

but to take matters into their own hands by raising the money.

“What happened to MH370 is a mystery, but it should not go down in the history books as a mystery. Everybody wants answers,” Gom- es said at a remembrance event at a shopping mall near Kuala Lumpur.               AP