Families of those on MH370 offer reward to solve mystery

SEVERAL families of those aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have launched a drive to raise $US5 million to reward any insider who comes forward and resolves the mystery of the plane's disappearance.

Sky News Australia reported on Monday the Reward MH370 campaign launched on fundraising website Indiegogo aims to raise at least $5 million "to encourage a whistleblower to come forward with information."

The Malaysia Airlines jet lost contact on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people aboard - including six Australians.

The Boeing 777 is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, but an extensive search has turned up no sign of wreckage, leaving frustrated and anguished families of those aboard suspecting a cover-up.