Flight MH370 “ended in the southern Indian Ocean,” according to Malaysian PM
By John Vibes
MALAYSIA (INTELLIHUB) — Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak announced new developments in the search for missing flight MH370 at a press conference today.
“This evening, I was briefed by representatives from the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch … they informed me that [satellite company] Inmarsat … has been performing further calculations on the data using a type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort,” he said. “They have been able to shed more light on MH370.”
Razak continued: “[Investigators] have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean west of Perth, [Australia]. This is a remote location far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that according to this new data, Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.”
Both Chinese and Australian aircraft have spotted possible debris in the Indian Ocean.
NBC News reports that Malaysia Airlines sent a text message to the relatives of the 239 people who were on board the plane saying “we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board have survived. … We must not accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.”