Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER flight MH318 to Beijing sits on the tarmac as passengers are reflected in the glass at the boarding gate at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, March 17, 2014.
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MH370 families seek $5 million for reward and investigation

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Family members of Flight 370 passengers said Sunday that they are seeking to raise $5 million for a reward and private investigation leading to discovery of what happened to the missing jet and the 239 people on board.

The Reward MH370 project aims “to encourage a whistle blower to come forward” with information about the jet’s fate, a statement issued by five family members said.

Project leader Ethan Hunt said the effort was being launched Sunday on the fund-raising website indiegogo.com, three months after the Boeing 777 disappeared on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. A massive search has found no trace of the jet, although radar and other data showed that it turned back on its route and is thought to have crashed in the Indian Ocean west of Australia.

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MH370 families seek $5 million for reward and investigation

Updated