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