“We are prepared to look at it.” So said the country’s transport minister five years after the Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared with 239 people aboard — and 10 months after the most recent search concluded. A widespread effort led by the Australian government and another search by U.S. firm Ocean Infinity attempted to locate the aircraft, but only three confirmed wing pieces have been recovered from the Indian Ocean.
Why now? Ocean Infinity claims new technology could help improve its search effort, prompting interest from the Malaysian government.
Read OZY’s feature about the mysterious plane crash that changed Pakistan.