New hope in ongoing search for missing Malaysian jetliner

Malaysia's defence minister says a Chinese satellite has spotted a large object along a stretch of the Indian Ocean where officials hope to find a missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters Saturday he's been informed a Chinese satellite spotted an object about 22 metres by 30 metres in size floating in the southern corridor.

He says ships are being sent to the area to check it out.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the object was seen near where another satellite found two objects earlier this week.

Planes and ships have been searching a wide area of the earlier discovery for three days, but have found nothing so far.

Flight 370 went missing March 8 shortly after leaving Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing.

The Boeing 777 was carrying 239 people, including two Canadians.


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