Malaysian Airlines flight 370 crashed in the Indian Ocean, according to Malaysain Prime Minister Najib Razak. He confirmed that MH370's fate went down in the southern Indian ocean after new satellite information revealed the plane ended its journey in a "remote location." ABC News reported March 24 that British satellite manufacturer, Inmarsat, used an innovative analysis of this case that hasn't been utilized before. Based on the latest information provided by the satellite, Inmarsat and the British Accidents Investigation Branch have determined that flight 370 "flew along the southern corridor and that it's last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth," Razak said.
"This is 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," Razak said in a press conference.
News that flight 370 crashed in the ocean comes two weeks after tireless searching for plane wreckage along the South China Sea, Straight of Malacca, and the Indian Ocean. The Malaysian Airlines flight departed Kuala Lampur for Beijing on March 8.
Authorities and national officials have worked hard to piece together MH370's fate. Nothing has been ruled out in what caused the plane to go missing. Everything from terrorism, hijacking, and pilot sabotage has been considered. Satellite images from different countries have suggested that debris from the plane has been seen in the ocean waters. Nothing solid has turned up, however.
Passengers of getting news that the plane likely went down in the Indian Ocean received a text message from the airline.
"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," the text message read.
It's a great deal of sadness for relatives of those passengers to cope with. As anyone can imagine, they're going through unimaginable pain. Hearing that flight 370 crashed in the Indian Ocean is an overwhelming announcement for everyone, even if so-called "closure" was needed. There hasn't been any proof of MH370's fate going down in the ocean. Some will still hold onto hope that their loved ones are alive somewhere.
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