It’s been a rough few weeks for no one else but the families of those aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, which seemingly vanished on March 8. But last night, the families finally received some sense of closure after Malaysia Airlines sent this text message:
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. 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.
At a press conference this morning, Malaysian Prime Minister Naib Razak confirmed the message, saying that a UK-based satellite verified the presence of debris in the plane’s last known position. According to the company behind the satellite, Inmarsat, the plane went down in the middle of the Indian Ocean about 1,550 miles southwest of Perth, Australia. Three more satellites from France, Australia and China detected debris in the same location. As of today, several Chinese vessels are heading toward the site to collect debris and are expected to arrive tomorrow.
The cause of the crash is still unknown, but most theories are leaning toward sabotage or hijacking since it was determined that the flight was purposely rerouted.
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