: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) deployed a multi-purpose Bombardier aircraft into the South China Sea to investigate the site where Chinese satellites photographed three ‘large floating objects’, near an area where flight MH370 is suspected to have disappeared.
This has been confirmed by Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein through his twitter account on Thursday.
China's state science and technology administration said late Wednesday that a Chinese satellite had seen the objects in a "suspected crash sea area" in the South China Sea on March 9, and that the images were being analysed.
The search for MH370 now encompasses nearly 27,000 nautical miles (over 90,000 square kilometres) -- roughly the size of Portugal -- and involves the navies and air forces of multiple nations.
The hunt originally focused on an area off Vietnam's South China Sea coast, where the Boeing 777 last made contact Saturday on a journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had later expanded it to the Andaman Sea, north of Indonesia, hundreds of miles away.
The suspected objects detected by the Chinese satellite were found at 105.63 degrees longitude East and 6.7 degrees latitude North, the administration said on its website.