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Malaysia: Missing Flight Crashed In Indian Ocean

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UPDATE: KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane plunged into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean.The news is a major breakthrough in the unprecedented two-week struggle to find out what happened to Flight 370, which disappeared shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew aboard on March 8.

Dressed in a black suit, Najib announced the news "with deep sadness and regret" in a brief news conference late Monday night.

He said Malaysia Airlines has informed the families of passengers of the plane's fate.

Najib said the information was based on an unprecedented analysis of satellite data from Inmarsat.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Malaysia prime minister says new data shows missing plane plunged into southern Indian Ocean. Monday morning, families of the missing victims received this text message from Malaysia Airlines:
'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 this point it has not been confirmed that the debris found in the ocean is in fact from MH370.

We will update this story as soon as we get more information.


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