China lost plane images 'a mistake'

KUALA LUMPUR - Chinese satellite images that were said to show debris from a missing Malaysian airliner were released by mistake, Malaysia's transport minister says.

Hishammuddin Hussein also denied a US report that the plane might have flown for hours after contact was lost with the Boeing 777.

Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing late on Friday, with 239 passengers and crew on board.

The minister said the disappearance of the plane was unprecedented.

Mr Hussein told reporters at Kuala Lumpur International Airport that the Chinese embassy in Kuala Lumpur had said Beijing's satellite images were released by mistake and "did not show any debris from MH370".

The grainy satellite images were released by China's State Administration of Science on Wednesday.

Mr Hussein said efforts to locate the aircraft were ongoing, promising to "spare nothing in our efforts to find MH370".

"There are currently 43 ships and 40 aircraft searching the South China Sea and Straits of Malacca" he said.

Comments (4)

aaa zvacaoma weee dnt kno wat to heart z bleeding though

Zvie - 13 March 2014

everything will be solved. check the prophet said about the lost plane. God knows where it is and what happened. such mystries are telling us that they are things which are beyond human strength thats why even our satellite are failing.

see - 14 March 2014

Ndege chinhu chihombe, haingangotsakatika. CID muripi mubatsire ma China aya vawane ndege yavo

Mdhara - 15 March 2014

where were the airspace security that this plane would fly past in their airspace without them raising a finger is that not how flight269 met its fate in the 80s

me - 17 March 2014

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