The crew of a rescue plane has spotted what could be debris of a missing Malaysian Boeing 777 in the South China Sea, a report posted on the PZFeed information portal says.
The report quotes Vietnamese sources as saying that debris looking like a door of an airplane and a fragment of an airplane’s tail have been spotted in the sea.
A Boeing 777-200 of Malaysia Airlines with 227 passengers and the crew of 12 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing from radars at 02:40 am local time.
During its last radio contact, the airliner was 220 km from Malaysia’s east coast. The weather was good in the area. The pilots were experienced. Shortly before the flight, the plane underwent full a technical check.
The family of a Chinese passenger, missing on flight MH370, have made contact with his mobile phone. Malaysian authorities are trying to use the signal to locate the plane, Chinese state television reported on Sunday.
Beijing Television said it also called the man’s mobile phone and appeared to connect with it before the call was cut off.
The Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane disappeared early Saturday as it was carrying 227 passengers, most of them Chinese, and 12 crew to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.