Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 “ended” in the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says.
Prime Minister said searches used a new form of data analysis — never used before in a search for a missing plane to determine that the plan was lost in a remote area of the Indian Ocean west of Perth, Australia.
“It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that according to this new data that the flight of MH370 ended in the Indian Ocean,” Razak said.
It is also reported that Malaysian Airlines issued a text message to the families deeply regretting that MH370 has been lost and none of the the 239 passengers and crew onboard survived.
The text message to the families read:
Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived. As you will hear in the next hour from Malaysia’s Prime Minister, we must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.
Another news conference is set to be held tomorrow.
We will continue updating as soon as more information is provided
Our deepest condolences and prayers goes out to the families of the people onboard flight MH370.