Now the pressure is on to find the black boxes and find out how the jet was doomed.
The fate of Malaysia Air flight 370 has been confirmed.
“It is with deep sadness and regret that must inform you that according to this new data flight MH 370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean,” said Najib Razak, Malaysian Prime Minster.
The somber prime minister saying groundbreaking analysis of satellite data finally gives new certainty about the flight's path.
“This is a remote destination, far from any possible land.”
Search planes and ships are closing in on the area, 1500-miles off Australia's coast. Teams there have already spotted floating debris.
High-tech cameras took pictures from the sky, as crews threw flares to mark the spot.
“The crew on board the Orion reported seeing two objects. The first a grey or green circular object and the second, an orange rectangular object,” said Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minster.
This Australian navy supply ship - named, the "Success" - is racing to pull the items from the water. Then, investigators will determine if they're part of that Boeing triple 7.
Meanwhile, families of the 239 passengers and crew have found some closure, but are still asking "why?."
The race is on to find where the plane hit the water and those critical black boxes.
“The real answers to the mystery of this airplane crash lie 700 miles back to the west wherever the airplane hit the water, at the bottom of the ocean,” said Col. Steven Ganyard.
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