Finsbury satellite company Inmarsat played central role in locating Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

Inmarsat, City Road

Inmarsat, City Road - Credit: Archant

Data gathered by a Finsbury satellite company indicates that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down in the southern Indian Ocean.

Inmarsat, in City Road, has been a key player in the search for the aircraft since the plane disappeared over two weeks ago.

It’s satellite’s determined that the plane had travelled west rather than north-east, as it was originally thought, through a signal picked up via a terminal on the plane, which is used to determine timings.

Inmarsat found that the engine was still running hours after the airline lost contact with the plane, which lead to further satellite images revealing debris in the ocean.

The discovery has led to families of those on board being told that their relatives are almost certainly dead.

In a press statement today (March 24), Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said: “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.”