Malaysia informs families that MH370 crashed in Indian Ocean

malaysia-pm-grab.jpgPrime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysa announced Monday that analysis of satellite data confirms that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew south over the Indian Ocean after changing course and could only have crashed. There are no landing options in that part of the world. Families of the 239 passengers and crew were officially notified, even though search crews have yet to confirm that any of the suspicious debris spotted from the air along the flight's suspected path actually came from the Malaysia Airlines jet. The United States Pacific Command is moving a Towed Pinger Locator System, capable of picking up signals from a submerged black box, into the area. NYT, BBC

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