Any remaining hope that their family members might be found alive have been extinguished
The relatives of the missing passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight 3-7-0 have been told that the ill-fated flight ended somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean.
In a news conference in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said the plane -- missing for more than two weeks with 2-hundred-39 people on board -- is assumed to have crashed hundreds of kilometers west of the Australian city of Perth with no survivors.
"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. "
The announcement was based on fresh satellite analysis from Britain, which had employed a type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort.
The heartbreaking news came as Australia said two objects had been spotted and that a naval vessel hoped to recover them soon.
Despite an extensive multi-national search for the missing plane, no wreckage has been retrieved.