Home > News > Nation
Saturday March 8, 2014 MYT 3:14:00 PM
Saturday March 8, 2014 MYT 4:39:32 PM
by zuhrin azam ahmad
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
Missing MAS flight: Timeline of events
Missing MAS flight: Families of victims claim they are in the dark over situation
Missing MAS flight: Still no contact with MH370, airline says
Missing MAS flight: Imposters captured on CCTV, DCA chief confirms
Missing MAS flight: Boeing assembles team to provide technical help
Dept: No 5% rise in healthcare costs
Solider killed, two badly injured after army truck crashes
Kelantan floods worst in a decade, say authorities
Firemen pull five workers out of smoke-filled building
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
Michael Stuhlbarg to play key Apple developer in Steve Jobs biopic
Disastrous Dortmund end year with loss at Bremen
Seattle green is people! US city's plans to turn corpses into crops
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)