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Suspected plane debris spotted in waters off southern Vietnam

But it is too dark to be certain; more aircraft will be sent to the site today

Published Sun, Mar 9, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[HO CHI MINH CITY] 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 last night.

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.

"We received information from a Vietnamese plane saying that they found two broken objects, which seem like those of an aircraft, located about 50 miles to the south-west of Tho Chu Island," said an official of the National Committee fo…

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