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Malaysian officials to families: Flight MH370 lost at sea

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by Joseph Earnest  March 24, 2014


Newscast Media KUALA LUMPUR—The latest news reports have suggested missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 got lost somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean.  The announcement was made by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Monday, Chinese state news agency reported.

Najib released the sad news at a hastily-convened press conference in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia.

The prime minister said the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch and Inmarsat, the UK company that provided the satellite data, have concluded that "the missing jetliner flew along the southern corridor," and its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth, Australia.

He also said the type of analysis used to investigate the mystery of the jetliner has never been used before.

"This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites," said Najib, adding that more details will be announced at a press briefing Tuesday morning.

The families of those aboard were also called into a meeting to hear the news.

According to Xinhua, in a text message sent to the families before Najib announced the news, Malaysia Airlines said "MH370 has been lost and none of those on board survived."

Screaming and crying were coming from a room in a Beijing hotel where families of the passengers onboard gathered and a significant number of stretchers were rushed to them.

Search for the missing jet continued on Monday in the vast Indian Ocean.

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