Malaysia says last sighting of plane possibly off west coast

Malaysia says last sighting of plane possibly off west coast
Deputy Commander of Vietnam 918 Air Brigade, Senior Lieutenant Nguyen Tri Thuc looks for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, that disappeared from radar screens in the early hours of Saturday, off Con Dao island March 12, 2014.

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's military radar detected what could have been the jetliner missing since Saturday in an area in the northern Malacca Strait, hundreds of miles from the spot where the plane dropped off air traffic screens, the air force chief said on Wednesday.

Rodzali Daud told a news conference that the tracking was at 2:15 a.m. local time on Saturday, about 45 minutes after the plane with 239 people on board vanished from air traffic control screens midway between Malaysia's east coast and Vietnam.

He said the radar tracking was at a point 200 miles (320 metres) northwest of Penang island on Malaysia's west coast.

Bur Rodzali stressed that the information needed to be corroborated.

More about

MH370 Search
Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.