(Corrects headline and text to say 21 satellites, not 20)
BEIJING, March 18 China said on Tuesday that it
has deployed 21 satellites to search for the missing Malaysia
Airlines jetliner with 239 people on board.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the comments at a
daily news briefing.
China has begun searching for the missing jet in those parts
of its own territory covered by a northern corridor that the
aircraft could have flown through, state media said earlier in
No trace of the plane has been found more than a week after
it vanished, but investigators believe it was diverted by
someone with deep knowledge of the plane and commercial
(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)