Missing plane crashed in Indian Ocean, says Malaysian Prime Minister
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has just stated that there is no doubt that the missing Boeing 777-200 flying Malaysia Airlines MH370 crashed into the Indian Ocean and left no survivors. "It is with deep sadness that I must inform you that, according to the new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean, " Razak said.
At a news conference early this morning (24), the prime minister said it was possible to reach this conclusion based on analyzes of the information obtained from an automatic satellite system of the aircraft.
These analyzes ruled out some of the possible paths the plane might have taken after the last contact with the ground and pointed out that the flight would have been directed to remote waters southwest of Australia, where there is no land to allow a safe landing. Despite the statement about the crash, the prime minister did not confirm that objects seen at sea by Chinese and Australian planes were wreckage of the aircraft and said they were still looking for them.
Before Najib Razak made his announcement to the press, Malasya Airlines officials relayed the information to the family members of the passengers and crew, who were gathered in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, and sent text messages to those who were not present. The press reported that many screams and cries of family members could be heard as they received the news that no one had survived the crash. A woman who passed out and other people in shock received medical attention.
Video of the Malaysian Prime Minister's announcement can be watched below, with audio in English (English subtitles can be enabled):