A Vietnamese search and rescue plane has spotted what could be floating debris from the missing aircraft. Suspected fragments from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 239 people have been found off Vietnam.
239 people were aboard the plane when it went missing.
Al Arabiya reported:
A Vietnamese search team claimed to have found on Sunday fragments of the Malaysia Airlines liner that went missing on Saturday with 239 people on board, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing Vietnamese sources.
Officials said that they found a piece of an aircraft’s door and a section of the tail, Vietnam’s ministry of information and communication said on its website.
The fragments were located around 50 miles south-southwest of the Tho Chu Islands off Vietnam’s coast, the newspaper added.
An anonymous source had said earlier on Sunday that a team of investigators had narrowed the focus of their inquiries on the possibility that it disintegrated in mid-flight, Reuters reported.
“The fact that we are unable to find any debris so far appears to indicate that the aircraft is likely to have disintegrated at around 35,000 feet,” said the source, who is involved in the investigations in Malaysia.
Earlier, U.S. officials told The Los Angeles Times that they are trying to determine whether there was any terror link to what caused Flight 370 to go missing as it carried 239 people from Kuala Lumpur toward Beijing.