Former Malaysian Airlines execs believe MH370 may never be found
|globalnews.ca 25 May 2018 at 16:32|
Fri, May 25: The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is being called off next week after four years. As Global s Amanda Jelowicki reports, the 2014 tragedy of the ill-fated aircraft still haunts two former senior executives.
A search by a private Texas company for missing Malaysian airliner MH370 is being called off next week.
Houston-based Ocean Infinity has been looking for the aircraft since January. The salvage company struck a deal with the Malaysian government that it would only get paid — upwards of US$70 million — if it found the aircraft.
“The south Indian Ocean, where we believe the plane went down, is some of the most inhospitable parts of the world,” said Dean Dacko, former senior vice-president of Malaysian Airlines. “It’s eight kilometres deep. Nothing has ever been found below two kilometres.”
“I think it’s such a longshot to be able to find the aircraft in that area,” said Hugh Dunleavy, former CCO of Malaysian Airlines. “You could search for the next 20-30 years and have no success. I think we have to wait til there is newer technology that can give better definition of what is happening on the seabed and then look again.”
The two executives were in Montreal this week and gave their perspective on the tragedy that happened in March 2014.