Satellite data showed that flight MH370 flew into the southern Indian Ocean, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today, as Malaysia Airlines said the flight is lost "beyond reasonable doubt".
"Flight MH370 flew into the southern Indian Ocean," the Prime Minister said in Kuala Lumpur tonight.
In a statement to relatives of the 239 people on board the flight, MAS said: "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 ... We must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean."
Najib said families of the passengers and crew had been briefed of the latest development.
British satellite company Inmarsat and the UK Air Accidents Investigation Board (AAIB) had used a new system to calculate MH370's flight path.
"I was briefed by representatives from the United Kingdom AAIB today and Inmarsat, who had performed further calculations on their existing data," Najib told reporters.
"They had used a new type of analysis which had previously never been used before in an investigation like this," he said.
"Both Inmarsat and AAIB have concluded, based on the new analysis, that MH370 flew along the southern corridor," Najib told a press conference at the Putra World Trade Centre.
"The last position of MH370 was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth."
"This is a remote location far from any possible landing sites. Therefore, it is with deep sadness and regret that I am informing you that MH370's flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean."
Najib declined to take any questions from the floor, saying a press conference will be held tomorrow to divulge further details.
A reporter with Capital TV could not accept the news as Najib spoke, breaking down in tears, as did another male reporter.
The Malaysia Airlines jet's disappearance has been described as an "unprecedented aviation mystery" and is the subject of the longest aviation search in recent history, surpassing the 10-day search for the lost Adam Air B737-400 in January 2007.
Prior to the disappearance of fight MH370, the deadliest crash of all time in Malaysian aviation history was on December 4, 1977, when flight MH653, a Boeing 737-200 (9M-MBD), was hijacked and crashed in Tanjung Kupang, Johor, killing all 100 people aboard.
The other accident involving MAS was on September 15, 1995, when flight MH2133, a Fokker 50 (9M-MGH), crashed during approach in Tawau, Sabah due to pilot error. The crash killed 34 people.
Present at tonight's press conference were acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman. – March 24, 2014. - sumber
If this is what really happened that the plane was heading to the location as mentioned rather than Beijing, the control apparatus in the cockpit may be due to a serious malfunction, once the pilot switch to autopilot mode at Igari? Perhaps, also, the accuracy of the GPS reading was interrupted by a temporary or permanent error, causing auto controlled the direction to the destination confused by getting wrong reading from it. With limited effort and time frame, the pilots still failed to restore everything in order. It seemed that major breakdown of the control panel, is the main factor caused this mishap to occur.ReplyDelete
Agreed with the hypothesis forwarded by Anon 1:59. Another plausible explanation could be caused by fire and poisonous fumes caused by the 200kg lithium-ion batteries being short-circuted in the cargo compartment. The fire could cause electrical failure while the fumes rendered all on board including the pilot unconscious leaving the plane to fly endlessly until it ran out of fuel.Delete
Kalau betul la terhampas tunjuk la bukti,kalau kes2 yang yang lain nak sahkan bukti tapi ni yang pelik sikit.Nampak macam2 tapi tak ada bukti.Haarap setelit orang yang beri maklumat.setelit sendiri tak berfungsi.Rakyat diperbodoh2kan dengan lanun2.ReplyDelete
Ambil cara mudah selesaikan masalah, merupakan trend Najib. Apa dia peduli fasal bukti, yg penting tidak perlu lagi berhadapan dgn reporter menjawap isu ini.ReplyDelete
memang xmasuk akal..hari tu cakap tak ada satelit yg dpt kesan mh370..tp tiba2 skrg ni ckap satelit Inmarsat dpt kesan mh370 d lautan hindi..klu benar mana bukti pesawat di lokasi itu?tunjukkan kpd rakyat..ReplyDelete
Apa yg diutarakan oleh Anon 1:59 ada logiknya. Kapal terbang hilang kawalan kerana kerosakan teruk pada panel kawalan dicockpit. Tetapi dalam keadaan tersebut pilot dan anakkapal masih berpeluang menghubungi sesiapa di daratan melalui telefon. Says lebih beranggapan semua yg ada dalam MH370 telah pingsan atau mati terhidu gas beracun yg terhasil dalam ruang kargo disebabkan kebakaran yg memusnahkan dan melumpuhkan litar letrik kpl terbang. Puncanya mungkin litar pintas berlaku pada beteri2 lithium-ions yg banyak dalam ruang kargo tersebut. Jadi MH370 terbang tanpa hala selama beberapa jam sehingga minyaknya habits. Wallahualam.ReplyDelete
There was also news from the reliable person, two Iranian passengers who use fake identities has unleashed poison gas as the plane was in the air, a few minutes before they act. This caused the pilot made no distress call. After all the passengers, the crews and the pilots passed out or fell asleep, then those two who wore masks from the begin of their act, had entered the cockpit to turn off the transponder and entering new destination towards the Indian Ocean. The aircraft was manned, flown low so as not to be detected by the public radar but not by military radar. They were believed to plunge through the cargo door as the plane flew low and allowed the aircraft heading to the destination was prior set to be driven by autopilot. The goal is for being so angry (Grade A) at Shia condemnation issue by Zahid Hamidi and hordes of UMNO, during the party general assembly recently.ReplyDelete