“We deeply regret that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board have survived,” read a text message sent on Monday to families of the 239 people on the missing jet. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak followed up in a press conference to explain that the flight has been tracked to “a remote location, far from any possible landing sites,” west of Perth, Australia. “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.” Possible debris spotted over weekend by Chinese and Australian satellites have not yet been confirmed to be part of a crash site. SEE MORE AFTER CUT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Razak’s statement came from satellite data provided by Inmarsat and the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). “Using a type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort, they have been able to shed more light on MH370’s flight path,” he said, promising more details on Tuesday. After being told to abandon all hope, family members in the room could only react with intense grief.