China publishes data on possible wreckage of missing Boeing

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Chinese satellites have spotted a new object in the southern Indian Ocean that could be wreckage from a missing Malaysian airliner carrying 239 people, and ships are on their way to investigate, China and Malaysia said on Saturday, Reuters reported.

The object, around 22 meters long (74ft) and 13 meters (43ft) wide, was spotted early on March 18 around 120 km (75 miles) from a location where possible debris was sighted by another satellite on March 16 in the remote ocean off western Australia, China's State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) said on its website, according to the report.

The Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared from the air traffic control radar on the night of March 8, 2014. Some 227 passengers and 12 crew members were on the board.

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