Missing flight MH370 crashed with no survivors, says Prime Minister

Missing flight MH370 crashed into the Indian Ocean and none of those on board survived, it was announced this afternoon.

Relatives of passengers have faced an agonising wait for news (AP)
Relatives of passengers have faced an agonising wait for news (AP)

Families were summoned to an emergency meeting this afternoon where they were being told the news.

This afternoon, it emerged that the UK's Air Accident Investigation Board  had used satellite data to conclude that the flight's last position was in the middle of the Indian ocean, west of Perth.

Malysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said this afternoon: "It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that according to this new data,  flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian ocean.

"We will be holding a press conference tomorrow with further details. In the meantime we wanted to inform you of this new development at the earliest opportunity. We share this information out of commitment to openness.

"Malaysia Airlines have already spoken to the families of the passengers and crew to inform them of this development. For them the past few weeks have been heartbreaking and this news must be harder still."

See also: Heartbreak for Mh370 families