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Posted: 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014

MH370 families fundraising for whistleblower, investigation


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IN FLIGHT - APRIL 11: Co-pilot and Squadron Leader Brett McKenzie of the Royal New Zealand Airforce (RNZAF) P-3K2-Orion aircraft, helps to look for objects during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in flight over the Indian Ocean on April 13, 2014 off the coast of Perth, Australia. Search and rescue officials in Australia are confident they know the approximate position of the black box recorders from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday. At the same time, however, the head of the agency coordinating the search said that the latest "ping" signal, which was captured by a listening device buoy on Thursday, was not related to the plane. (Photo by Greg Wood - Pool/Getty Images)

By Elizabeth Hagedorn

Video transcript provided by

It’s been three long and frustrating months for the relatives of those missing on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

“Where is the plane and its passengers?” (Via CBC

"What’s become of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?” (Via CBS

“It could be weeks or months before we get answers.” (Via ABC

"Should we be hopeful or skeptical?" (Via CNN

Now some of the family members are hopeful they can raise $5 million —  $3 million to reward a whistleblower "to come forward with information that will lead to the location of the plane" and $2 million for private investigators. (Via Flickr / Paul Rowbotham

The project leader said in a statement: "This mystery is unprecedented in the history of aviation and we need to work as a collective community with one goal of finding the truth, the plane and the passengers." (Via Reward MH370 – In Search of the Truth)

Their announcement comes three months to the day the Boeing 777 vanished with 239 people on board. (Via The Guardian

The search for answers has dragged on. After scouring nearly two million square miles of the ocean's surface, Australian officials took the search underwater. (Via U.S. Navy

But the underwater drone turned up nothing and the expensive search for the jet was postponed — and the families are left wanting answers. (Via U.S. Navy)

Sarah Bajc, whose partner, Phillip Wood, was on the flight, has said before she's seen no evidence the plane is in the Indian Ocean: “There’s actually no evidence that points to a crash.” (Via BBC

She explained to USA Today why she's taking part in the campaign. “We are taking matters into our own hands … I'm convinced that somebody is concealing something.”

The campaign will officially launch Monday through crowdfunding site Indiegogo.

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