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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Lost In Southern Indian Ocean

Will Federman |
March 24, 2014 | 8:32 a.m. PDT

Associate News Editor

Presumed trajectory of MH370 based of new satellite evidence. (Twitter/@CNN)
Presumed trajectory of MH370 based of new satellite evidence. (Twitter/@CNN)

Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak told the press on Monday that new satellite data analysis concludes that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 "ended" somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean. The announcement extinguishes any hope of finding survivors.

"Based on their new analysis, light MH370 flew along the southern corridor and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean west of Perth," Razak said.

"This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, that flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean."

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Malaysia Airlines officials also contacted family members of the 239 souls on board via text message, which was shared with ABC News. The airline confirmed that all passengers and crew have been "lost."

"Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond a resonable 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 suggest the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean," the message read.

More and more satellite evidence of possible debris has been captured in recent days, but search officials are still no closer to finding the ill-fated jetliner that vanished on March 8 after it departed from Kuala Lampur for Beijing.

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