The search for Flight MH370 may soon be called off for some time if the wreckage is not found in the area being currently scanned.
Australia has been leading the search mission thus far, aided by China and Malaysia. Ships from the three nations have been scouring remote areas of the Indian Ocean for months, but nothing of significance has been found.
The airliner went missing on March 8th 2014, during a flight from Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 passengers and crew on board.
The aircraft, a Boeing 777, flew hundreds of miles off its intended course and plunged down somewhere in the far reaches of the Indian Ocean, far from any significant land mass. Pieces of the plane have washed ashore on islands thousands of miles away from the presumed crash site.