The international search for Malaysia’s Flight 370 plane – which mysteriously disappeared weeks ago – has ended in tragedy Monday.
According to an official statement from Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak, the missing plane crashed into the Southern Indian Ocean … and no one survived.
Here is the full statement:
‘This evening I was briefed by representatives from the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). They informed me that Inmarsat, the UK company that provided the satellite data which indicated the northern and southern corridors, has been performing further calculations on the data. Using a type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort, they have been able to shed more light on MH370’s flight path.
‘Based on their new analysis, Inmarsat and the AAIB 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.
‘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.’
Malaysia Airlines also confirmed the news, saying in a statement, ‘We deeply regret that we have to assume beyond every reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none on board have survived … we must now accept all evidence suggest the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.’
Family members of the ill-fated plane’s occupants have been notified of the development.
[Photo: Australian Maritime Safety Authority]