Thursday, March 13, 2014

Missing MH370: Chinese satellites may have detected ‘suspected crash area’

KUALA LUMPUR: China said its satellites have detected three large floating objects in a suspected crash site near where the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 lost contact, the latest twist in a hunt which entered its sixth day Thursday.

China’s State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence said late Wednesday that a Chinese satellite had seen the objects in a “suspected crash sea area” in the South China Sea on March 9, and that the images were being analysed.

The search for MH370 now encompasses nearly 27,000 nautical miles (over 90,000 square kilometres) and involves the navies and air forces of multiple nations.

The hunt originally focused on an area off Vietnam’s South China Sea coast, where the Boeing 777 last made contact Saturday on a journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

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