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Vietnam spots orange floating object

English.news.cn   2014-03-10 16:14:50

HANOI, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Vietnamese marine police aircraft searching for the missing Malaysian jet spotted an orange floating object at sea on Monday.

At around 10:20 a.m. local time (0320 GMT), Vietnamese marine police aircraft spotted the object at 074730 North (Longitude) and 1025712 East (Latitude), some 177 km southwest of Vietnam's Tho Chu Island, VNExpress online newspaper said.

Vietnam's National Committee for Search and Rescue has sent vehicles to the location to salvage the object.

Earlier, Vietnamese aircraft Monday morning flew to the area where a floating object suspected to be a plane window was found. However, nothing was sighted but oil slicks, said VNExpress.

Flight MH370, operated by a Malaysia Airlines' Boeing 777-200 carrying 12 crew members and 227 passengers including 154 Chinese, lost contact with air traffic control early on Saturday on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

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