The passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 likely died of suffocation caused by an unknown malfunction while the plane itself continued on autopilot mode, according to a new report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

The report says the plane possibly cruised on autopilot until finally crashing into the sea. 

The report recommends that searches focus on areas more to the south of where recovery teams have been looking so far.

The flight went missing on March 8 with 239 people aboard

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