Vienna treaty body says no Malaysia plane explosion detected

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A UN-backed treaty body has confirmed that it has not detected an explosion or crash which could be linked to the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines flight.

Flight MH 370 went missing over a week ago with 239 people on board on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

The Vienna-based Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization operates a verification system to detect nuclear explosions.

It is also able to detect the explosion of a larger aircraft, as well as its impact on the ground or on water.

Stephane Dujarric is the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General.

"The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, based in Vienna, otherwise known as CTBTO, confirmed over the weekend that neither an explosion nor a plane crash on land or on water had been detected so far. Airplane accidents may be detected, depending on individual circumstances, by three of the four technologies used by the CTBTO's International Monitoring System."

Scientists have been encouraged to study the data collected by the organization.

The search for the missing plane is continuing.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations

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