Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said today it must be assumed that Flight MH370, which disappeared on March 8, riveting the world's attention, crashed into the southern Indian Ocean with no survivors.
A multinational team involving ships and aircraft, continues to search the area for debris from the downed plane, which had 239 persons on board.
The Malaysian authorities also stated that the relatives of those on the plane have been informed of the new development, which came after an examination data from a satellite from the United Kindom-based firm Inmarsat.
Malaysia Airlines sent this text message to the family members of the MH370 passengers -
“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.”