A Chinese satellite has recently captured the images may show the missing Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared days ago. CNN has broadcast more details of the Chinese satellite images taken in the Strait of Malacca.
There are three images which were taken the day after the plane went missing but weren’t released until Wednesday. It said they were published by the Chinese State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND), and dated March 9.
CNN aviation expert Richard Quest said on “New Day”, “At this stage in the investigation and search and rescue, I would have expected to see by now a much more defined understanding of what the route was, where the plane was headed and a narrowing of the search consequent upon that.”
Investigators are still trying to determine what happened to the Boeing 777-200 whose passengers included 14 nationalities, including three US citizens, four French, five Indians, six Australians, seven Indonesians, 38 Malaysians and 152 Chinese.
Earlier, Mike McKay, (a New Zealand-based offshore rig hand), working on the “Songa Mercur” drilling platform over the weekend in the Gulf of Thailand, sent an email to his bosses detailing his version of events. McKay said that he saw a burning object about 200 miles southeast of Vung Tau (Vietnam) and “observed the plane burning at high altitude…in one piece” about 50-70 KM from his location.
ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff confirmed the news when he tweeted about this news which has gone viral. Bol posted on his Twitter account with the image of email, “Oil rig worker claims in employer confirmed letter-he saw the plane go down. Vietnamese say they found nothing @ABC.” Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.