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Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: Malaysia ships investigate sighting of life raft

Published on Mar 10, 2014 4:49 PM
 
This aerial picture taken from aboard a flying Soviet-made AN-26 used as a search aircraft by Vietnamese Air Force to look for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, shows boats searching the surface of the waters off the southern seas of Vietnam on March 9, 2014. Malaysia has dispatched ships to investigate the sighting of a floating object that could be a life raft, as it continues to hunt for a missing airliner, an official said on Monday, March 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia has dispatched ships to investigate the sighting of a floating object that could be a life raft, as it continues to hunt for a missing airliner, an official said on Monday.

"There was a report today that we just received that an aircraft had seen something like an inverted life raft," said Malaysia's head of civil aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman.

"So we are contacting our counterparts, we are sending ships there to verify the object, the parts."

"At the moment we have not received any report on the matter. So we are still waiting for the report," he said.

 
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