A Chinese satellite detected a large object in a wide swath of ocean where officials hope to find remains of the Boeing 777 from Malaysia Airlines
It is an object of 22 meters long by 13 wide and corresponds to a body they suspect may be the flight from Malaysia Airline.
The Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters that he has received information that a Chinese satellite has detected an object that has 22.5 meters by 13 meters.
"The news that I just received is that the Chinese ambassador received a satellite image of an object floating in the sea in the south corridor and sent boats to check," he added.
He said he had no further information and that China would expand after the details.
It was not immediately known if the object was seen near where another satellite detected two objects earlier in the week.
While planes were trying to locate for a third day two objects that detected a satellite in the southern Indian Ocean, Australian authorities said Saturday they persist in seeking what continues as the strongest clue to the Boeing 777 disappeared .
Two military planes from China came to Perth, Australia, to assist in the search efforts on a remote strip located about 2,500 kilometers (1550 miles) southwest ocean.
Aircraft of Australia, New Zealand and the United States participated in the search, while two Japanese planes arrive on Sunday and other ships were heading to the area.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot, who is on an official visit to Papua New Guinea, said bad weather has hampered the search but will be an improvement in the weather.
traslation: Belén Zapata