Monday, July 28 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:46:03 GMT
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Monday, July 28 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:28:32 GMT
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(RNN) - The Chinese government has released satellite images that may show debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
However, Malaysian and Vietnamese authorities say there is no debris at that site, which had been previously searched.
Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, the Malaysian civil aviation chief, said that no debris had been found at that site, according to the Associated Press.
The photos, found on the website for the Chinese State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND), show what appears to be floating objects in the South China Sea, according to CNN.
The satellite images were taken Sunday local time, the day after the plane went missing, but not released until Wednesday. The debris shown is of "three suspected floating objects" of large, varying sizes of approximately 13 by 18 meters, 14 by 19 meters and 24 by 22 meters.
The SASTIND puts the wreckage in waters northeast of where the flight departed in Malaysia's capital and south of Vietnam.
The plane, carrying 239 passengers, went missing on March 8 en route to Beijing, China from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two-thirds of the passengers on the flight are Chinese.
The Boeing 777 was carrying passengers from 14 different countries, including three Americans.
The 777 is considered one of the safest, most well-built aircrafts in commercial flight and first entered service in 1995.
The pilot, Cpt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981, logging more than 18,000 flight hours. The first officer, Fariq Ab Hamid, 27, logged more than 2,700 flight hours.
Some experts have come out and refuted the idea that the images seen in the satellite photos are of the plane. On CNN's Erin Burnett: Out Front, former NTSB director Tom Hauter said he didn't believe the images were of Flight 370.
"It doesn't [look like the plane]," Hauter said. "Just by the size, any aircraft structure that size will sink – 70 by 70 feet, 70 by 40 feet is too big. It will sink. It wouldn't float like this. You got to trace down everything. You have to look at everything that couples. Certainly, you need to find and verify what this is, but I would be surprised if it's a piece of the airplane."
In total, 42 ships and 39 planes from 12 different countries are working together on the search, according to CNN.
Sunday, July 20 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:49:54 GMT
By The Associated Press Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its...More >>
By The Associated Press Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its jets,...More >>
Saturday, July 19 2014 3:39 AM EDT2014-07-19 07:39:12 GMT
Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and...More >>
Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and would...More >>
Friday, July 18 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:51:31 GMT
An Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has now learned that her stepdaughter was on the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine.More >>
In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine.More >>
Friday, July 18 2014 6:03 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:03:34 GMT
Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible...More >>
Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem.More >>