Massive search for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that went mission on March 8 was underway on March 11 with the participation of 30 aircraft and 40 ships sent by more than 10 countries, including Vietnam, the US, China, Australia, and Singapore.

China has deployed ten satellites aimed to provide reliable positioning signals for the search operation.
It also sent two naval vessels, Jinggangshan and Mianyang, to the target sea area and plans to deploy two more.

According to the US Navy, it has dispatched one more Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Kidd, to the waters around the Malaysian jetliner’s last known location, in order to join the USS Pinckney in the efforts.

Boeing said on March 10 that it will work as a technical consultant for the US National Transportation Safety Board’s ongoing search mission in Southeast Asia.

Earlier, Executive Director of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Lassina Zerbo said he has asked CTBTO experts to see if they detected an explosion at altitude of the missing plane.

At a press conference on March 10, the director said CTBTO uses “infrasonic sensors” to monitor the earth mainly for atmospheric nuclear explosions.

According to Thailand’s police, in another move, the tickets of two passengers who travelled on the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 using the stolen passports of an Italian and an Austrian were booked together at a travel agency in Pattaya.

An Iranian man who lives in Malaysia booked the tickets for these two people, who were scheduled to fly to Beijing and then onward to Frankfurt (Germany) and Copenhagen (Denmark), Thai police said.

The Malaysian authorities did not exclude doubts about a terrorist act related to the missing jetliner.

The Boeing 777 aircraft suddenly vanished from radar early March 8 while carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Among the passengers, 154 are Chinese, said Xinhua news agency.-VNA