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Malaysia receives new French satellite images for MH370 search

English.news.cn   2014-03-24 19:00:10

KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia said it received on Monday morning a set of French satellite images "captured by cameras" Sunday that might be related to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The images have been relayed to Australia's Rescue Coordination Centre as it is leading the search in the particular area, Malaysia's acting transport minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, told a press conference.

He also said that French satellites captured some potential objects on Friday in the vicinity of the southern corridor in the Indian Ocean. Malaysian authorities received relevant images on Saturday and transferred them to Australia on Sunday, he added.

Satellite data, he said, are one of the four tools Malaysian authorities use to narrow the search area, along with surveillance radar data, increasing surface and air assets and technical experts.


Chinese plane crew spots suspicious objects in search area for missing MH370

ABOARD IL-76 AIRCRAFT/CANBERRA, March 24 (Xinhua) -- The crew aboard a Chinese IL-76 plane spotted some suspicious objects in the southern Indian Ocean on Monday in search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 off Australia.

The crew has reported the coordinates -- 95.1113 degrees east longitude and 42.5453 south altitude -- to the Australian command center as well as Chinese icebreaker Xuelong, which was also part of the search mission and has already changed its course toward the latest sighting.Full story

Chinese aircraft, icebreaker communicate over MH370 search

ABOARD IL-76 AIRCRAFT, March 24 (Xinhua) -- The crew of a Chinese IL-76 aircraft on Monday communicated in flight with icebreaker Xuelong over their joint mission of searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.Full story

Chinese military plane takes off in Australia to search for MH370

PERTH, Australia, March 24 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese military plane took off here early Monday to search for the suspicious debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean.

A Chinese Air Force Ilyushin IL-76 plane left RAAF Base Pearce and it will make a stop at the Perth international airport to refuel before moving out to the sea, according to a Xinhua correspondent on board.Full story

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