A press conference conducted yesterday by the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, confirmed that the ill-fated MH370 flight had crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, about 2,500 kilometres off the coast of Perth, in Australia.
Fighting back a stream of tears, he had said to the media, “It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to new data, Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.”
Dangerous and isolated waters
The southern Indian Ocean is a very dangerous and isolated stretch of water, and a search for the black box. Finding this is the key to solving the mystery of MH370. But it may take years – even longer than the two years that had been taken to discover the black box from the doomed Air France Flight 447 in 2009, when it perished in the Atlantic Ocean.
Families React With Disbelief
The family and friends of those who had perished on the flight reacted with disbelief and refused to accept that their loved ones had gone down together with the plane.
Till now, some still harbour hopes that their loved ones may still be alive somewhere – trying to find their way back home.
New technology making use of satellite pings
A new form of technology had been used to analyze the satellite data and pings that came from the doomed plane’s final hours and subsequently trace the route that the plane had taken.
Hours after the plane had gone silent, it had still been sending pings to satellites. Deciphering these codes had been a key to finding out where the plane had gone. And being able to interpret these, had led straight to the conclusion that the plane crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.
So why did the plane crash?
This new development that the plane had crashed in the Indian Ocean fits in well with a theory by American ex-pilot Chris Goodfellow, who had suggested that a fire had broken out on board the plane, and completely in-capitated the passengers, pilots and crew and rendered them unconscious.
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