Possible Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Crash Site Has Been Identified By A Chinese Satellite

An image recorded by a Chinese satellite on Sunday, March 9 might hold a clue as to what happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. China's government said Wednesday that one of their satellites had captured an image that could be a crash site in the South China Sea. The image shows "three suspected floating objects," which could be the remnants of Flight 370.

It's not clear why an image captured on Sunday wasn't seen or released sooner. The Chinese agency, the State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, announced the discovery and released the image Wednesday afternoon.

The crash site isn't far off the plane's planned flight path, and the largest of the three floating objects in the South China Sea is not small: It's approximately 24m by 27m, reports the BBC.

This is the latest lead in the search for Flight 370, and so far, there haven't been any clear answers since the plane went missing Saturday. Initial leads like oil slicks on the sea have proven fruitless, and families are bracing themselves for the worst. In a letter made public Wednesday, an oil ring worker near Vietnam claimed to have seen the flight go down.

More than two million people have joined an exhaustive search of commercial satellite images in the hope of finding some answers about Flight 370.

UPDATE: Malaysia's civil aviation chief has said that there has been no sign of the debris in the location where the large objects were photographed.