BEIJING, March 11. /ITAR-TASS/. China uses 10 satellites in search operation to find the missing Malaysian Boeing 777-200, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army daily reported on its website on Tuesday.
In addition, China pledged to arrange fail-safe operation of its BeiDou navigation satellite system for search operations, the daily writes.
The communication with Boeing 777-200 was lost when nearly two hours passed from the departure from Malaysian capital on Friday. The plane on its way to Beijing was supposed to be above the South China Sea in 120 nautical miles from Kota Bharu (Malaysia) in this moment.
According to preliminary data, it had 154 Chinese, 38 Malaysians, 5 Indians, 7 Indonesians, 7 Australians, 4 Americans, 3 French, 2 citizens of New Zealand, Canada and Ukraine, and one Russian and one Dutch on board.