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Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: Aircraft was inspected 10 days ago

Published on Mar 9, 2014 3:16 AM
 
A Malaysia Airlines flag is seen at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on March 8, 2014. A Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew went missing over the South China Sea on Saturday, presumed crashed, as ships from countries closest to its flight path scoured a large search area for any wreckage. The missing aircraft was inspected just 10 days ago, well ahead of its scheduled service, said Mr Ignatius Ong, the CEO of Firefly, a subsidiary of Malaysian Airlines. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK): The missing aircraft was inspected just 10 days ago, well ahead of its scheduled service, said Mr Ignatius Ong, the CEO of Firefly, a subsidiary of Malaysian Airlines.

"It is in top condition and has no history of malfunction," he said.

"We are hungry for more information as well. We are working closely with various authorities in the region," he added.

Ong, who represented MAS senior management, was at a packed press conference at 1.30am on Sunday at Citic Hotel Beijing Airport.

 
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