French satellite image could show plane debris: Malaysian Transport Ministry
Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 01:58
March 23 - As more planes depart from Australia, heading to the southern Indian Ocean as the search for missing Malaysian jet continues, French satellite image could show possible plane debris, Malaysia says. Gavino Garay reports.
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More planes are taking off from Australia in their search for missing a Malaysian Airline jet, as Japanese and Chinese teams arrive to join the search.
They're flying toward the southern Indian Ocean, in what has now entered the third week with no trace of a Boeing 777 with 239 on board that went missing.
On Saturday, the first Chinese aircraft landed at the wrong airport -- underscoring the difficulties facing this multinational search.
Royal Australian Air Force Group Captain Craig Heap.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE GROUP CAPTAIN, CRAIG HEAP, SAYING:
"It's a very big ocean, there'll be an amount of luck in any open ocean search, but, we have a lot of highly professional aviators from all over the world and great maintenence staff to keep the aircraft running."
New French satellite images show possible debris from a missing Malaysian airliner deep in the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysia said on Sunday.
Meanwhile, families continue to wait for news of their loved ones.
(SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Malaysia) MOTHER OF MISSING MH370 PASSENGER 24-YEAR-OLD MOHAMAD RAZAHAN ZAMANI, KAMARIAH SHARIF, SAYING:
"Oh God give me strength and guidance, I can't tell you home much I miss my son. This has gone on so long. I pray that he is safe. I've been praying to God to guide me. I can't tell you how much I miss him. He's been gone for so long now, I've been talking to a photo of him, asking 'when you will come back to meet me. I pray for you, son, to be home safe."
Flight MH370 vanished from civilian radar screens early on March 8, less than an hour into a scheduled flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Investigators believe someone on board shut off the plane's communications systems.
Partial military radar tracking showed it turning west and re-crossing the Malay Peninsula, apparently under the control of a skilled pilot.
That has led investigators to focus on hijacking or sabotage, but technical problems have not been ruled out.
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