The Malaysian Prime Minister,Najib Razak, confirmed on Monday that Flight 370 went down somewhere in the Indian Ocean.
New analysis of satellite data by a British satellite company and accident investigators led to that conclusion, Prime Minister Najib Razak said.
He said the data indicated that the Boeing 777, which took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on March 8 with 239 passengers and crew, flew “to 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 sent a text message to relatives saying “we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived.”
“They have told us all lives are lost,” a missing passenger’s relative briefed by the airline in Beijing said.
The last-minute announcement appeared to end hopes of finding survivors more than two weeks after the flight vanished.