Malaysia Denies MH370 Engine Data Reports

The mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has deepened over the last 24 hours. China's State Administration of Science released satellite images yesterday which appeared to show debris from the missing aircraft. However, Malaysia's transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the images were released by mistake and did not show any debris from MH370. Hussein also denied US reports that the aircraft might have flown for hours after contact with air traffic control was lost. The aircraft was said to have sent out engine data after it disappeared from contact, but Hussein said Rolls Royce and Boeing regarded the reports as “inaccurate”. Hussein also clarified that maintenance checks were fully in order, Malaysia has shared military data with other countries, and Malaysian police did not search the homes of the MH370 crew. The search for MH370 continues – Hussein said there were currently 43 ships and 40 aircraft searching the South China Sea and Straits of Malacca.

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