Missing Jet

International Armada Scours Sea for Lost Jet

Ships are seen from a Vietnam Air Force AN-26 during a search operation for the missing Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 over the South China Sea. Na Son Nguyen / AP

Dozens of ships and aircraft from 10 countries scoured the seas around Malaysia and south of Vietnam on Monday in search of Malaysian airlines flight MH370, which vanished en route to Beijing.

"Unfortunately we have not found anything that appears to be objects from the aircraft, let alone the aircraft," Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, the head of Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority, told a news conference.

A floating "yellow object" that rescue teams believed could be a life raft from the missing plane turned out to be a false alarm.

Craft from the U.S., China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan were among those taking part in the search.

— Reuters contributed to this report

Image: Search underway for Malaysia Airlines jet
Officials inspect life jackets inside a Vietnamese Air Force plane off Vietnam's Tho Chu island on Monday. LUONG THAI LINH / EPA
Crew of a Vietnam Air Force AN-26 taking part in the search operation over the South China Sea on Monday. Na Son Nguyen / AP
Image: A Russian-made MI-171 helicopter
A Vietnamese Air Force MI-171 helicopter is prepared to go on a new search for the missing plane in Ca Mau on Monday. HOANG DINH NAM / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Taiwan joins in search for missing Malaysian Airlines plane
Taiwan Coast Guard patrol ship Hsun Hu No 7 leaving Kaohiung Harbour, southern Taiwan, to join in the search on Monday. TAIWAN COAST GUARD via EPA