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China challenges Malaysia's claims MH370 plunged into Indian Ocean

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 - 10:14am IST | Place: Sydney | Agency: ANI

China has demanded that Malaysia turn over the satellite data used to conclude that the Malaysian Airlines jet had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, killing everyone on board.

The move comes after the analysis of a wavelength that travelled between Earth and an orbiting satellite 35,800km away that concluded Flight MH-370 crashed into the Indian Ocean.

According to news.com.au, the Chinese authorities is challenging the claims by the east London-based satellite firm Inmarsat (International Maritime Satellite Organisation), which made the unlikely breakthrough that redirected searchers for the lost Malaysian Airline to the Southern hemisphere.

Citing the groundbreaking satellite-data analysis prompted Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to confirm the plane had crashed.

But Chinese authorities have demanded that Malaysian authorities to ascertain the records for themselves the fate of the plane.

Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered a special envoy Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui to Kuala Lumpur to secure first-hand analysis.

Deputy Foreign Minister Xie Hangshend has also ordered Malaysia's ambassador to China to establish what it was that led to Najib making the declaration the plane had crashed in the Indian Ocean.

Inmarsat and Malaysian authorities are also being asked to explain why there was an apparent delay in the information being passed to searchers some four days after the plane disappeared on March 8, the report added.

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