Mar 24, 2014
By Michael Kramer
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak says new satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane plunged into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean – west of Australia.
The news is a major breakthrough in the unprecedented two-week effort to find out what happened to Flight 370, which disappeared shortly after takeoff March 8th from Kuala Lumpur – headed for Beijing with 239 passengers and crew aboard.
Najib announced the news late Monday night Malaysia time “with deep sadness and regret.”
The prime minister says Malaysia Airlines has informed the families of the passengers on flight 370.
Two of those passengers were Canadian.
Najib says the information was based on an unprecedented analysis of satellite data.