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Flight 370 Indian Ocean: 239 passengers declared dead, flight 370 found?

Flight 370 crashed into the Indian Ocean according to the latest information out of Malaysia. On March 24, The New York Times reported that new details seem to confirm that the Boeing 777 wound up in the ocean and that there are no survivors. Family members staying in a hotel nearby were told the news first. Those who weren't there received this news via text message. This conclusion comes two weeks after the plane originally went missing.

"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," said Prime Minister Najib Razak (via The New York Times).

Possible flight 370 debris was spotted in the Indian Ocean where several vessels had focused their search over the past few days. According to CNN, that debris has not yet been located. The PM's assessment was based on the comprehensive analysis of new satellite data that gave Malaysia concrete evidence about the flight path of MH370.

Several countries are still involved in the search, concentrating on the vast waters of the southern Indian Ocean. Although the ocean is very large, many hope that the black box will be located and that there will be more definitive answers as to what happened in this tragic case.

What caused flight 370 to crash into the Indian Ocean is still unknown and details have been quite spotty to say the least. Family members and friends are grieving the loss of their loved ones but everyone is still seeking answers -- and those answers could take months if not years.

© Effie Orfanides 2014

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