As new developments of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 pours in from all over the world, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Najib Razak announced Monday that the plane crashed into a secluded area of the Southern Indian Ocean.
Dressed in a black suit with sympathy written over his face, Najib addressed the media with information he received based off of satellite statistics from Inmarsat, the British company that provides satellite data. The relatives of the missing passengers were informed at a hotel near Kuala Lumper shortly before the prime minister spoke.
Najib said the last known location of the Boeing 777-200 was “a remote location far from any possible landing sites.”
He continued by saying, “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.”
Families of the missing passengers were angry and shocked at the lack of information given, but when told the devastating news of the plane going down, there were outburst and cries of sorrow.
On May 8, at the time of take-off, the plane was carrying a total of 239 people which included 227 passengers and 12 crew members. According to sources, after an unexpected turn the plane flew as low as 12,000 feet before disappearing from the radar. Many people feared another terrorist attack, but friends and family decided to pray and hope for the best.
However, the question still remains; why did the airliner fly to such a remote part of the world? According to Najib, the plane was headed to Beijing from Kuala Lumper and could have only gone south.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Najib is expected to hold a news conference and give more information about the satellite data analysis and developments in the search.