The latest in the 2+ week search for the missing Boeing 777 MH370 plane is just out, via SkyNews:
Malaysia Airlines: deeply regret that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that #MH370 was lost and none of those on board survived
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) March 24, 2014
— Jon Ostrower (@jonostrower) March 24, 2014
We assume this means that the search for the missing plane is now over, even though there is so far no evidence to substantiate the lack of "any reasonable doubt" behind the Malaysia Airlines claim.
More from the FT:
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, Najib Razak, Malaysia’s prime minister, announced at 10pm local time on Monday evening.
The news comes sixteen days after the Boeing 777 passenger jet vanished without trace in the early hours of March 8 after taking off from Kuala Lumpur on a routine red-eye flight to Beijing.
For the past two weeks, more than two dozen countries have been helping Malaysia look for the jet, in the most intensive search for a missing aeroplane in history.
Australian and Chinese aircraft on Monday spotted several objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean where international teams are searching for the missing airliner.
Mr Najib said that based on new analysis from Inmarsat, the British satellite company, and UK investigators, the Malaysia Airlines flight had flown to a part of the Indian Ocean where there are no places to land.
And now we look forward to a comparable "never before used" analysis that refutes the "beyonad a reasonable doubt" conclusion offered by Malaysian Airlines.