Flight MH370: Full statement of Malaysian PM’s statement + map showing approximate location of missing plane (PHOTO)

by Akan Ido

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Malaysian authorities have concluded that the missing MH370 airline carrying 239 people on board went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.

According to the Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, based on new analysis the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch and Inmarsat, the UK company that provided satellite data, it has been “concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth,” he said.

READ: No survivors: Missing plane went down in the Indian Ocean – Malaysian officials

“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.”

Here is Prime Minister Najib Razak’s full statement:

“This evening I was briefed by representatives from the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).

“They informed me that Inmarsat, the UK company that provided the satellite data which indicated the northern and southern corridors, has been performing further calculations on the data.

“Using a type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort, they have been able to shed more light on MH370’s flight path.

“Based on their new analysis, Inmarsat and the AAIB have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor and that its last position was in the middle of 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.”

“We will be holding a press conference tomorrow with further details. In the meantime, we wanted to inform you of this new development at the earliest opportunity.

“We share this information out of a commitment to openness and respect for the families, two principles which have guided this investigation.

“Malaysia Airlines have already spoken to the families of the passengers and the crew to inform them of this development.

“For them the past few weeks have been heartbreaking. I know this news must be harder still. i urge the media to respect their privacy and allow them the space they need at this very difficult time.”

See map showing the approximate location of the plane below:

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