KUALA LUMPUR — Satellite data has confirmed that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak held a news conference yesterday confirming that all those on the flight had been lost.
He said satellite data provided by a British company, Inmarsat, showed the plane’s last recorded position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth, Australia.
“This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites,” Razak said.
“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.”
Sky News’ Jonathan Samuels in Beijing, China, said there were “very, very distressing” scenes as relatives were told the news.
“Some people were in tears, others are helping those struggling and a woman is screaming in absolute anguish. It’s very tough to watch,” he said. — Sky News