Malaysia: Flight 'Ended in Indian Ocean,' All Lives Lost
Plane lost 'beyond any reasonable doubt'
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 24, 2014 9:24 AM CDT
International press gather around a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion after its return from a search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, March 24, 2014.   (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

(Newser) – Flight MH370 crashed in the southern Indian Ocean leaving no survivors, Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak said today. Citing satellite data and a "type of analysis never used before," he said that investigators had pegged the plane's last known position as a "remote location" west of Perth and "far from any possible landing sites," according to the official text of his statement. "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."

Relatives of those aboard the plane got the following text just before Razak spoke, according to the BBC and this Sky News screenshot:

  • "We deeply regret 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."
An airline representative also met with relatives gathered in Beijing. "They have told us all lives are lost," one tells CNN.

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Mar 25, 2014 11:41 AM CDT
Is this the final story or are they just predicting again? Until they find out what really happened, they need to stop giving out false information to the families out there and just wait until they have found something. That's devastating.
Mar 25, 2014 12:07 AM CDT
Did anyone search near the Palau Kappa area or the islands out there or near the Malaysian border? It is possible if there was an emergency they may have tried to get to the nearest airport somewhere in that area?! If they lost contact in the China Sea why are they looking in the Indian Ocean? Just to throw everyone off base or confuse everything? This whole thing is just not adding up!
Mar 24, 2014 11:39 PM CDT
I believe we are being duped...again by the media or those hiding the real findings. There is no way this huge plane just disappeared without a trace! A military guy said they thought it was in Pakistan and it is just so ridiculous that they would totally ignore the fact of two men with stolen passports were on board! We want the truth not some assumption!!! Those people who had loved ones or friends on that plane deserve a better answer than some assumption! They need closure!