The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is set to end next week, after the search is completed of a 120,000 square kilometer area where experts thought it went down.

Investigators recommended last month that the search be extended by 25,000 sq Km to an area further North in the Indian Ocean, after conceding for the first time they were probably looking in the wrong place.

Flight MH370 disappeared in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board, most of them Chinese, EN route to Beijing from the Malaysian Capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Its whereabouts have become one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries.

Families of many of those on board have called for the search to continue and to be extended to other areas.

A total of 33 pieces of wreckage suspected to be from the plane have been found, including parts of Wings and a Tail, on the shores of Mauritius, the French Indian ocean island of reunion, Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa.