Bad weather suspends MH370 search

Malaysia cites satellite data for its own sad conclusion

Search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been suspended due to poor weather, Australian authorities say.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has said that satellite data confirms the aircraft ended its journey in remote seas thousands of kilometres west of Australia.

While relatives of passengers clashed with police outside the Malaysian embassy in Beijing, China demanded access to the data Malaysia was talking about.

Flight MH370 disappeared on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing carrying 239 people, including 153 Chinese nationals.

In a news conference late on Monday, the Malaysian PM said it had to be concluded “with deep sadness and regret” that according to new data “flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean”, the BBC reports.

Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya: “We do not know why, we do not know how this terrible tragedy happened,” but “the announcement made last night and shared with families is the reality that we must now accept.”


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