According to BBC, Malaysia Airlines sent a text message to the families of passengers aboard the missing MH370 flight telling them that the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean and to assume that no one survived.
Earlier today Chinese and Australian officials reported seeing debris in the Indian Ocean. There has been bad weather in the area causing the search mission for debris to be slowed down. Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, said the crew of an Australian P3 Orion plane had located two objects in the search area, one was grey or green and circular and the other was orange and rectangular. According to Australian officials, the debris spotted is approximately 1500 miles Southwest of Perth and should be recovered within a few hours.
The search area covers approximately 26,400 square miles and over 20 nations are assisting in the search and recovery of the black box that may shed some answers on this tragedy.The United States Navy is sending a black box locator in case the reported debris are indeed parts of the missing plane.
The news came as Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Najib Razak, gave reporters an unscheduled news conference to report on new developments, it has been his first public appearance since MH370 went down on March 8th with 239 people aboard.
More details will brought forward as they are made available.