As police and search crews scour the seas around Malaysia and Vietnam for missing jet MH370, a satellite company is letting web users around the world help in the hunt online.

DigitalGlobe has spent the last five days uploading high-resolution satellite and aerial images to its Tomnod site that let people explore the seas for clues about the crash, as well signs of a wreckage or oil slick.

Images are then tagged by users and analysed by experts before the most significant sightings are sent to the search teams in Asia.

Tomnod user Mike Seberger tagged an image taken on Sunday morning, which appears to show the outline of a plane underwater.

He is unsure of the exact location but is hoping the sighting will soon be verified.

Seberger told CNN: ‘At first, I skipped past it, thinking, ‘Nah. No way I would find anything that  quickly, but then I kept scrolling back to it and thinking to myself, It does resemble a plane.’

The Malaysia Airlines flight went missing on Saturday on its way to China – there were 239 people on board.

About an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the Boeing 777 flew over the south of Vietnam before vanishing from radars.

The last communication the Malaysian authorities received was as the plane crossed the boundary between Malaysian and Vietnamese airspace.

Air traffic control in Malaysia said it was handing the jet over to controllers in Ho Chi Minh city before contact was completely lost.

DigitalGlobe has already uploaded 1,300 square miles (3,200 square kilometres) of imagery on to its crowdsourcing site, Tomnod, and is adding more as and when it becomes available… see more

source: dailymail UK