No Malaysian jet wreckage detected by VNRedSat-1

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 18:11

Malaysian people gather at Independence square in Kuala Lumpur to pray for the missing Malaysian Airlines. — AFP/VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Vietnamese earth-observing satellite, VNRedSat-1, has not yet detected any unusual images in the south-west of Tho Chu Island where the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is suspected to have gone missing.

Chu Xuan Huy from the Centre for Control and Exploitation of small satellite under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) furnished the information on March 12, after analysing 16 photographs sent from the satellite during the early hours of the day.

"Tomorrow [March 13], VNRedSat-1 will traverse the suspected area at 11a.m. and will continue to capture images of the surrounding zone, particularly in the southeast of the island," he noted.

As of now, there is no evidence of the missing plane. Viet Nam continues to send its military aircraft and vessels to search for the Malaysian jet and have extended their area of search to the east and southeast of Ca Mau cape on March 12.

Meanwhile, Viet Nam has not yet received any official information from Malaysia on a report that the Malaysian army had tracked signals of the lost plane over the Strait of Malacca, far from where it had last established contact with the civilian air traffic control.

Regarding the official information, all the search and rescue work will continue, claimed Deputy Chief of the Office of the National Committee for Search and Rescue Col. Vu The Chien.

By 5 p.m., on March 11, Viet Nam had deployed nine aircrafts, including three AN 26, three MI 171, two CASA, and one DHC 6 seaplane that made 13 sorties. Nine vessels of various kinds are continuing their hunt and expanding the search to the northwest of the last-known location.

Along with Malaysia, the other countries involved in the search effort are Singapore, China, the US, and Thailand. They have dispatched 14 planes and 22 vessels to assist the search.

Security officials are intensifying their checks in and around the Hanoi-based Noi Bai International Airport, so as to ensure safety and order at the country's major border gate. — VNS

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