Stormy weather grounded search planes scheduled to hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday, authorities said.
The unexpected delay in a search that has grabbed global attention came just hours after the Malaysian prime minister, with very little warning, spoke to the world for only the second time since the plane disappeared.
His message? There are no survivors.
"Its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth," Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said. "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."
This is based on a new type of new analysis never used before by a British company called Inmarsat.
Some of the families of those missing aboard the flight are still asking for proof. And so is the Chinese government.
China's Deputy Foreign Minister demanded that the Malaysian government provide more evidence and information.
The mystery is still unsolved. There's still no confirmed debris and no firm evidence. Was this a premature announcement?
OutFront: Richard Quest, along with CNN aviation analyst Miles O'Brien. John Nance, an aviation analyst for ABC "World News". And Arthur Rosenberg, a pilot and aviation attorney.