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Malaysia Airlines MH370: Malaysia sends plane to site of Chinese satellite images, says Hishammuddin

Published on Mar 13, 2014 10:34 AM

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia said on Thursday it dispatched an aircraft to investigate the site where Chinese satellites photographed three "suspected floating objects", near an area where several nations have been hunting for wreckage from a missing passenger plane.

"Bombardier has already been dispatched to investigate alleged claims of debris being found by Chinese satellite imagery," Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said on his Twitter feed, on the sixth day of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 and the 239 people on board.

This handout photo provided on March 13, 2014 by the China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application and released by the website of the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for the National Defence of China, shows a satellite image taken from space, illustrating objects in a "suspected crash sea area" in the South China Sea on March 9, 2014, thought to possibly be from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. -- PHOTO: AFP