Vietnam sends plane to area showing floating objects

Vietnam has sent another plane to check the area where Chinese satellites showed objects that could be debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines jet, Vietnamese military officials said.

"We are aware and we sent planes to cover that area over the past three days," Deputy Transport Minister Pham Quy Tieu said. "Today a (military) plane will search the area again,"

Another military official said Vietnam was waiting to see photographs taken by a Chinese satellite on Sunday in waters northeast of Kuala Lumpur and south of Vietnam in order to identify the exact location for further inspection.

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