Officials investigating the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said Wednesday they might never be able to figure out exactly what happened to the missing plane.
Malaysia's inspector general of police told reporters from several outlets that the now three-week long investigation into the baffling case has been classified as criminal, and it's possible the search "may go on and on." (Via The Guardian)
Al Jazeera quotes him as saying, "At the end of the investigations, we may not even know the real cause. We may not even know the reason for this incident."
As ominous as that sounds, authorities haven't yet given up on the hunt for answers.
Investigators believe Flight 370 was deliberately diverted off course by someone on board during its flight to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur March 8. (Via Sky News)
But despite a massive multinational search of the south Indian Ocean, not a single confirmed trace of the Boeing 777 has been found, and officials have few clues to help them figure out who caused the jet's diversion and why. (Via CBS)
Malaysia's inspector general of police reiterated Wednesday the investigation of those on board is still focused on four areas — sabotage, hijacking, personal problems or psychological problems. (Via Wikimedia Commons / Craig)
Authorities say they are also investigating the cargo and even the food served on board to eliminate sabotage from the list of possible theories. (Via HLN)
So far, police say they've cleared all 227 passengers of possible involvement in those four main areas. But authorities still haven't ruled out the theory that the pilots or crew could have had something to do with it and are still questioning their relatives to get more information.