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Published: Saturday March 8, 2014 MYT 3:14:00 PM
Updated: Saturday March 8, 2014 MYT 4:39:32 PM

Missing MAS flight: Navy checking with Vietnam counterparts over reports of wreckage sighting

BREAKING NEWS:

SEPANG: Malaysian Navy are in communication with its Vietnam counterpart to verify reports of the sighting of the wreckage of an aircraft near an island in the southern side of the country.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said as of 2pm, the report had been classified as untrue.

"Since the reports mentioned the Vietnamese Navy, we need to verify that with them, " he told a news conference on Saturday.

Hishammuddin said the Government had deployed all Malaysian Navy vessels in the nearby area to the spot where the aircraft lost contact with the control tower.

DCA director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said the MH370 was last spotted on the control tower's radar at latitude 0653N and longitude 103343E.

"The airplane disappeared from the radar at 1.30am," he said.

MAS CEO Datuk Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said the airlines was operating as usual.

Tags / Keywords: Missing plane, MAS, MH370, Vietnam, wreakage

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