Second day of search for debris identified on Thursday by Australia yields no result

China said on Saturday that its satellites had spotted debris possibly linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft, in a further indication that the last location of the Boeing 777 was likely somewhere in the far southern Indian Ocean, more than 2,000 km off western Australia. As naval vessels and aircraft concluded a second day of searches without managing to locate the debris identified on Thursday by Australia, China released new images showing a 22-metre-long and 13-metre-wide object, also in the southern Indian Ocean.

The images were taken on Tuesday, in an area around 120 km southwest of where Australia identified debris.

Satellite signals suggested that the aircraft was last identified somewhere along a north-south corridor, stretching from Central Asia down to the southern Indian Ocean.

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