(NBC News) New satellite information has provided compelling evidence that missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 crashed into a remote section of the Indian Ocean, more than 1,500 miles from Perth, Australia.
Searchers now have their first real evidence of a site where the plane went down and search ships are heading that way.
News that the plane went down in one of the most remote areas of the world was devastating to the families who have waited over two weeks for news about their loved ones.
"We have been praying for some answers, so this is, you know, it's not the answer we wanted, but it is an answer and it does help to know we know something," said Tom Wood, brother of passenger Philip Wood.
Naval experts say the plane's black box can ping for about 40 days, but with wind and currents spreading wreckage hundreds of miles from the crash site finding the plane itself will be a very difficult task.
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