Vietnam’s Civil Aviation Authority said on Sunday that a navy plane had spotted an object in the Gulf of Thailand believed to be part of the Malaysia Airlines jet that has been missing for more than two days. However, authorities have not found any debris from the Boeing 777-200, according to NBC News. “This is an unprecedented mystery,” the director of Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation said at a news conference. He also said that reports of an object that looked like part of a tail turned out to be something else. The jet went missing early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.
"Unprecedented Mystery": No Missing Jet Parts Found
This photo provided by Laurent Errera taken Dec. 26, 2011, shows the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER that disappeared from air traffic control screens Saturday, taking off from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport in France. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact with air traffic control early Saturday morning, March 8, 2014 on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located the jetliner several hours later. (AP Photo/Laurent Errera)