It has been reported that Vietnamese searchers on ships have been working on a search operation throughout the night in an attempt to trace a rectangular object which was spotted on March 9, 2014. Initially, the object in question looked like one of the doors of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet which went missing on March 8, 2014.
The Boeing 777 that was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board went missing and the plane lost contact with controllers on the ground somewhere between Malaysia and Vietnam. It has been reported that a search team in a low-flying flight found an object which appeared to be one of the doors of the plane. Additional reports say that the aircraft might have crashed from the sky at cruising altitude amidst fine weather.
The pilots most likely did not have enough time to send an emergency signal, due to which the last minutes before the crash remain a mystery, at least for now. Moreover, questions are being raised regarding how two passengers managed to board the flight with stolen passports. As they were EU passport holders on a flight to Europe, these passengers would not have required visas for China.
Interpol said that investigators are working in order to determine the actual identities of the people who boarded the flight with stolen passports.
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