China's satellite images show suspected debris from missing Malaysian jet
China's government website reportedly has satellite images suspected to be of debris from the missing Malaysian passenger jet that went off radar last week.
The satellite images appeared to show 'three suspected floating objects' of varying sizes in the sea of the southern tip of Vietnam and east of Malaysia, a part of the original search area for the aircraft.
According to Fox News, there hadn't been any immediate confirmation of the suspected debris from the missing Flight MH370, which was carrying 239 passengers on board.
Malaysia's civil aviation chief, Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, said that Malaysia had not been officially informed by China about the images, adding that if Beijing informs them of the coordinates, Malaysia would dispatch vessels and planes immediately.
The report said that since two-thirds of the passengers on the ill-fated flight were Chinese, the Chinese government has put increasing pressure on Malaysian officials to solve the mystery of the plane's disappearance.
A seasoned National Transportation Safety Board investigator and consultant, Vernon Grose, revealed that his preliminary assessment pointed that if the plane disintegrated, he would expect to find large pieces of wreckage, including the wings, the horizontal stabilizer in the tail and the vertical fin.
He further said that if this was the wreckage, the black boxes should be located in a fairly short order of time.
Since the plane's mysterious disappearance on Saturday, a lot of theories have emerged including mechanical failure, pilot error, sabotage, terrorism, and even Bermuda Triangle like situation.
(Posted on 13-03-2014)
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