Malaysian air force chief Rodzali Daud has confirmed these reports.
The search operation was carried out in the South China Sea, where Chinese satellites earlier located several unidentified objects. According to China’s Committee for Defense Science, Technology, and Industry, Gaofen-1 high-resolution satellite for remote sensing of the Earth on March 9 had spotted three objects floating on the surface of the South China Sea in the search area.
At present, several countries are investigating possible causes of the disappearance of Boeing 777. In particular, a version drafted by American experts in aviation safety that obtained data about the engine’s operation says that the airliner could be in the air for 4 or 5 hours after the connection was lost.
In the search for the missing plane are currently taking part air and naval forces of Malaysia, China, Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia and the USA.