The missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane showed up on military radar hundreds of miles away from where it lost contact with civilian authorities before vanishing Saturday, a Malaysian air-force official said Tuesday.
Air-force chief General Rodzali Daud said a military base near the Strait of Malacca detected Flight MH370 in the early morning hours at the northern approach of the busy international waterway, the Associated Press reports.
“After that, the signal from the plane was lost,” Rodzali said.
The search for the flight, which originated in Kuala Lumpur with 239 people aboard, has been widened to include the Malacca Strait. Earlier search efforts had been focused along the eastern coast of Malaysia and Vietnam, the last area to which civilian officials tracked it. The search for the mysteriously missing plane has stumped authorities thus far.