Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: China says it has satellite image of floating objects in Indian Ocean

Eurasia News

KAULA LAMPUR: China has said that it has a satellite image of floating objects in the remote southern Indian Ocean – the same area being searched for any trace of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, the acting Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

On March 8, a Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew vanished from radars while it was on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

“The news that I just received is that the Chinese ambassador received satellite image of floating objects in the southern corridor and they will be sending ships to verify,” Hishammuddin said.

It was not immediately clear how many possible objects had been spotted, but the minister said one was estimated at 22 metres by 30 metres (72 by 98 feet).

“The Beijing government will announce this in a couple of hours,” Hishammuddin added.