Investigators gave up search for missing Flight MH370 months ago

Malaysian air traffic control authorities should have issued a distress phase earlier when they failed to make contact with Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (MH370) on March 8, 2014.

Copies of the MH370 safety investigations report are seen on the floor during a media briefing in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, on Monday.

On May 29, Malaysia called off a three-month search by U.S. firm Ocean Infinity, which spanned 112,000 sq km (43,243 sq miles) in the southern Indian Ocean and ended with no significant findings.

It was the second major search, after Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless AUS$200m (£112.8m) search across an area of 120,000 square kilometres (46,332 square miles) a year ago. It is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, hundreds of miles away from its scheduled route.

The Malaysian-led report, prepared by a 19-member worldwide team, reiterated the assertion that the plane was deliberately diverted and flown for more than seven hours after severing communications.

According to the Straits Times, some families of the 239 people onboard the flight said the investigation offered no new information about the mysterious disappearance, although it did highlight a number of protocol failures on the part of air traffic controllers in Kuala Lumpur, who were said to have acted too slowly in initiating emergency procedures.

The co-pilot's flight simulator was seized from his home but investigators concluded there was nothing suspicious on it.

Investigators say they considered more than 60 theories about what could have happened to the plane.

"It is possible that the absence of communications prior to the flight path diversion was due to the systems being manually turned off, whether by intent or otherwise", he said at a news conference, adding the report wasn't final and conclusive given the wreckage wasn't found.

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Chief investigator Kok Soo Chon said the cause of the disappearance can not be determined until the wreckage and the plane's black boxes are found.

He added all the passengers of the 15 countries had their backgrounds checked by their respective countries and all came back with a clean bill of health.

Theories range from mechanical error or a remote-controlled crash, to more freakish explanations like alien abduction and a Russian plot. Kok said the investigators had looked into "over 60" allegations, theories and rumours that have surfaced over the last four years.

"As far as our team is concerned, our work is done, we have released the report", he said.

"So some of the critical questions that the families came in with to explore what lies ahead remains unexamined, unaddressed and so we go back with no clarity about what next", he said. No irregularities were found in the on-board cargo, which included items like lithium batteries and about 2,500 kgs of mangosteen.

To date, the only confirmed traces of the Boeing 777 aircraft have been three wing fragments washed up on Indian Ocean coasts.

An Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency personnel scans the seas aboard in the Malacca Strait off Aceh province on March 12, 2014 during the continued search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Transport minister Antony Loke said in a statement that the Malaysia would investigate any misconduct committed based on the findings.

The next-of-kin of the passengers were briefed on the final report by investigators earlier on Monday.

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