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Report: Chinese Site May Show Plane Debris Images

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Courtesy: Chinese Government Courtesy: Chinese Government
Courtesy: Chinese Government Courtesy: Chinese Government

China's official Xinhua News Agency says a government website has images of suspected debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
 
The report says the satellite images from the morning of March 9 appear to show "three suspected floating objects" of varying sizes.
 
The report includes coordinates of a location in the sea off the southern tip of Vietnam and east of Malaysia.
 
The report says the largest of the suspected pieces of debris measures about 24 by 22 meters.

Malaysian officials announced Wednesday they expanded the search area to 27,000 square miles, more than double the area being searched previously.

Meanwhile, the last message received by air traffic controllers before it disappeared was a simple, "All right, good night." Relatives of the passengers were told that those were the final words heard from the cockpit of the missing plane.

The news comes as Malaysia defends its handling of the search for the missing Boeing 777.

Malaysia's defense minister describes the multinational search as an unprecedented and complicated effort. India has been asked to join the search.

Malaysian authorities have said the plane may have turned back from its last known position, possibly taking it as far as 250 miles from its last known coordinates.

(The Associated Press also contributed to this report.)

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