Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has confirmed that it is “beyond reasonable doubt” that flight MH370 “ended in the Southern Indian Ocean.”
He said that new data from Inmarsat and the UK Air Accidents Investigation’s Branch shed new light on the route MH370 took, and that its last position was in the Indian Ocean, west of Perth.
“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, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean,” he stated.
Before the press conference started, Malaysia Airlines announced that it “deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived.”
Earlier, an Australian Orion plane spotted two more objects in the search area. One was a green or grey circular object, and the other was orange and rectangular.