As it happened: MH370 search widens

Key points

  • China is investigating a new image of debris detected in the southern Indian Ocean, potentially from missing flight MH370.
  • International rescue teams widen their search and more aircraft join the Australia-led operation.
  • The search is focused on a vast and remote area 2,500km (1,550miles) south-west of Perth, Australia.
  • Satellites had already spotted some debris in the area earlier this week, but planes have so far failed to track down the objects.
  • The airliner with 239 people on board disappeared on 8 March after leaving Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing.
  • All times GMT.

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  • Nina Lamparski 
  • Ravin Sampat 

Last updated 22 March 2014

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