UK satellite firm Inmarsat tracks down missing Malaysian flight MH370

British satellite Inmarsat’s technology has helped track down the missing Malaysia Airlines Plane MH370.

Officials yesterday said the missing plane had crashed into the Indian ocean.

Inmarsat handed over data about the flight to the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch on Sunday. The information is said the have has revealed Flight MH370’s final location in the sea south west of Australia.

The company found the location of the flight by fresh examination of eight satellite “pings” sent by the aircraft between 1.11am and 8.11am Malaysian time on Saturday 8 March.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, said: “Based on their new analysis, Inmarsat and the AAIB have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth.

“This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. 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.”

“Unfortunately this is a 1990s satellite over the Indian Ocean that is not GPS-equipped. All we believe we can do is to say that we believe it is in this general location, but we cannot give you the final few feet and inches where it landed,” Inmarsat’s external affairs head Chris McLaughlin told Sky News.

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