PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam, March 9 A Vietnamese
navy plane has spotted an object suspected of belonging to a
Malaysian jetliner that went missing early on Saturday with 239
people on board, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said on
its website on Sunday.
The authority said it was too dark to be certain the object
was part of the missing plane, and that more aircraft would be
dispatched to investigate the site, in waters off southern
Vietnam, in the morning.
Malaysian officials had earlier said no wreckage had yet
been found, despite a search involving 34 aircraft and 40 ships.
(Reporting by Nguyen Phuong Linh; Writing by Alex Richardson;
Editing by Jeremy Laurence)