Malaysia 'will never give up hope' of finding jet: minister

This handout photograph released by the Indonesian Air Force on March 12, 2014 shows Indonesian Air Force personnel aboard an Indonesian Air Force military surveillance aircraft on March 11 over the Malacca Strait, a passageway between Indonesia and Malaysia, searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's search effort for a plane missing with 239 people on board is "unprecedented" and authorities will continue searching until they find it, the country's transport minister said Wednesday.

"We will never give up hope," of finding missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters.