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All signs point to crash of MH370: Aussie PM

M'sian PM travels to Perth tomorrow to see the search operations first-hand

Published Mon, Mar 31, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[PERTH] Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said yesterday that all evidence points to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 being lost in the remote Indian Ocean, backing his Malaysian counterpart's view that the plane crashed.

The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing vanished on March 8 carrying 239 passengers and crew, but more than three weeks later no wreckage has been found. Many relatives of those on board have been incensed at the announcement on March 24 by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak that - based on detailed analysis of satellite data - the plane could be presumed lost at sea.

But Mr Abbott said he agreed with Mr Najib's conclusions.

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