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Vietnam to re-check area for missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 after China satellite spots objects

Published on Mar 13, 2014 10:06 AM
Military officer Dang Xuan Hung looks out a window of a Vietnam Air Force aircraft AN-26 during a mission to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, that disappeared from radar screens in the early hours of Saturday, off Con Dao island on March 12, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam (REUTERS) - Vietnam has already searched the area where Chinese satellites showed objects that could be debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines jet but a plane has been sent to check the area again, Vietnamese military officials said.

"We are aware and we sent planes to cover that area over the past three days," Deputy Transport Minister Pham Quy Tieu told Reuters.

"Today a (military) plane will search the area again," he said.

Another military official said Vietnam was waiting to see photographs taken by a Chinese satellite on Sunday in waters north-east of Kuala Lumpur and south of Vietnam in order to identify the exact location for further inspection.