China 'cannot confirm' floating objects are linked to jet

China's civil aviation chief said today that there is no proof that floating objects detected in the South China Sea by satellite images are connected to a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft.

Floating objects detected in the South China Sea by satellite images Credit: sastind.gov.cn

"Chinese satellites have found smoke and floating objects ... At present we cannot confirm this is related to the missing aircraft," Li Jiaxiang told reporters on the sidelines of China's annual meeting of parliament.

Floating objects detected in the South China Sea by satellite images Credit: sastind.gov.cn

He added that there was also no evidence the Malaysian military was concealing information about the missing flight.

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