France releases satellite images of possible debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Malaysia's Ministry of Transport has received images "showing potential objects in the vicinity" of the search area

Katie McDonough
March 23, 2014 5:58PM (UTC)

French authorities on Sunday provided Malaysia with satellite images of objects that could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the passenger jet that went missing on March 8 with 239 people on board.

A statement from Malaysia's Ministry of Transport confirmed receipt of images "showing potential objects in the vicinity of the southern corridor."


As CBS News notes, China and Australia this week also released satellite images showing debris floating in the search zone, a remote area in the Indian Ocean around 1,500 miles southwest of Perth, Australia. The Australian government is currently coordinating the search effort in the region.

A three-day search of the area on similar leads has yet to turn up information about the missing plane.


Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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