Malaysian Prime Minister Has Confirmed Flight MH370 ‘Went Down’

Early this morning a press conference was held on behalf of Malaysian Airlines whereby Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak confirmed that the Boeing 777, known now as Flight MH370, went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.

This new information came to light after a British company Imnmarsat and the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), who used “a type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort” to uncover the flight path. It is now known that the last location the aircraft was airborne is in the middle of the ocean west of Perth.

“This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites,” said Prime Minister Razak. “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.” He went on to make it clear they did not believe any passengers could have survived, given the last known location was “far from any possible landing sites.”

Originally it was thought the families of passengers were informed via text message, prompting everyone to be like ‘what the shit?,’ however it was later addressed in a media statement by Malaysian Airlines:

The text sent to families:

At this stage the search has become a salvage mission with Australian naval vessal HMAS Success and the Chinese ice breaker Snow Dragon en route to investigate information obtained by satellite. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of passengers, and those who now go in search of wreckage and answers, at this sad time.