China claims to have spotted debris from missing plane

BY newsdesk  March 12, 2014 at 7:01 PM EST

China says one of its satellites has spotted possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner. The country’s Xinhua News Agency on Wednesday released images of the apparent debris, taken Sunday over the South China Sea, near where the plane reportedly vanished.

The Boeing 777, which left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing, vanished on Saturday and nothing has been seen or heard of the jetliner since. The plane was carrying 239 people.

The images come after four days of fruitless searching. No other governments have confirmed the Xinhua report.