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Three-year search for MH370 comes to an end

4:17am EST - 01:19

Authorities from Malaysia, Australia and China officially suspend the search for Malaysia Airways flight 370, which vanished over the Indian Ocean in 2014 with 239 people on board. Graham Mackay reports.

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The greatest aviation mystery of all time - now less likely than ever to be solved. The underwater search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 officially coming to an end on Tuesday (January 17). Authorities from Australia, Malaysia and China telling victims' families that the hunt for the plane has been suspended. 46-thousand square miles of the Indian Ocean have been scoured over nearly three years since the plane went missing en route from Kuala Lumpor to Beijing. Since then, barely a trace of it has been found - and there's been no sign of any of the 239 passengers and crew on board - most of them from China. Various theories have come to light since the plane vanished: Some question whether the pilots were in control... or even if the flight was hijacked. It's also unclear if those on board had perished before the plane hit the water. And adding to the mystery, some investigators say the MH370's transponder may have been deliberately switched off, diverting it thousands of miles out into the Indian Ocean. More than 30 pieces of debris have washed up on beaches af far away as Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa, but only three of them have been confirmed as part of missing plane.

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Three-year search for MH370 comes to an end

4:17am EST - 01:19