Beijing: Fresh leads emerged today on the mysterious disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner with US investigators reportedly suggesting that it may have kept flying for four hours after its last radio contact and China releasing satellite images of possible crash site.
Malaysia, however, denied the reports that the Boeing 777 with 239 people on board may have flown for hours after it vanished from radar screens, saying they were “incorrect”, as the multi-nation hunt for the missing jet entered the sixth day today.
Deflating yet another lead, it also said that planes sent to search the area where Chinese satellite images showed possible debris found nothing.
India has deployed three warships along with four surveillance aircraft including the latest P-8I anti-submarine warfare plane in the search operations.
Malaysia’s acting Transport minister Hishamuddin Ahmed told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur that reports that the plane MH370 flew beyond the last recorded transmission time of 0107 am local time on Saturday were totally “incorrect”.