Malaysian authorities have finally confirmed that the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 has been “lost” and all 239 passengers and crew members onboard are “assumed dead”.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a news conference, citing various data and satellite analysis from a British company, that MH370’s journey “ended in the southern Indian Ocean”. He said that the last known position of the missing plane was in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Razak expressed “deep sadness and regret” while informing the news to the family members.
“It is with deep sadness and regret, that according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean,” Razak told reporters.
The statement from the Malaysian PM essentially negates any hope of finding the 239 people onboard the missing plane alive, various media sources have said.