Monday, March 24, 2014

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Says Flight MH370 Ended in Indian Ocean

Malaysia’s prime minister, Najib Razak said Monday that further analysis of satellite data confirmed that the missing Malaysian airliner went down in the southern Indian Ocean. The announcement narrowed the search area but left many questions unanswered about why it flew to such a remote part of the world.

The new analysis of the flight path, came from Inmarsat, the British company that provided the satellite data, and from Britain’s air safety agency. The company had “used a type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort,” the prime minister said.

The aircraft’s last known position, according to the analysis, “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.” he said.

Malaysia Airlines also announced Monday that the missing jetliner is assumed to have crashed in the Indian Ocean.

"We deeply regret that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board have survived…we must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean," the statement as saying.

How did a plane going from Malaysia to China end up in the Southern Indian Ocean?