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Families attempt to raise reward for missing jet

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 9, 2014 at 8:45 am •  Published: June 9, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Relatives of five people on board the missing Malaysian jetliner are trying to crowd source a $5 million reward for information about what happened to the plane.

The group says it "wants to provide a substantial incentive for anyone who knows the truth to come forward."

The Boeing 777 disappeared on March 8 while carrying 239 people from Malaysia to Beijing.

Calculations made from transmissions the plane sent to a satellite show the flight ended in a patch of the southern Indian Ocean. But searchers have found nothing there, leading to speculation and conspiracy theories over the fate of the plane and its passengers.

Many family members of those on board have been highly critical of the search. Some have stated they believe it likely that the plane has landed somewhere, meaning their loved ones might be alive.

The group of relatives started its fundraising campaign on the crowd sourcing website Indiegogo.

Just under 24 hours after it launched, the campaign had raised just over $5,000.

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