KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (RNN) – Malaysia’s Prime Minister said he was saddened to inform the families of the passengers on MH370 the flight “ended” in the southern Indian Ocean.
Najib Razak said at 10 p.m. MYT the evidence from British officials and satellite data showed the likely fate of the jet.
“We share this information out of a commitment of openness and respect to the families, two principals that guide this investigation,” Razak said.
He said the plane’s final position was a remote location far from any landing sites, about 1,200 miles southwest of Perth. He asked everyone to respect the privacy of the crew’s and passengers’ family members. Also, he pledged to have more details in a news conference Tuesday.
Malaysia Airline officials sent information to families via text message before the prime minister spoke. They were told “all lives were lost,” according to CNN.
“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,” the text read.
“We know there are no words that we or anyone else can say which can ease your pain,” the airline’s statement said. “We will continue to provide assistance and support to you, as we have done since MH370 first disappeared in the early hours of 8 March, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
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