This is the first substantial lead in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner.
Following are the basic dimensions of the Boeing 777-200ER which was used on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, according to Boeing's website.
Wing span/ 60.9 metres (199 feet 10 inches)
Overall length/ 63.7 metres (209 feet)
Tail Height/ 18.5 metres (60 feet 9 inches)
Fuselage Diameter/ 6.19 metres (20 feet 4 inches)
(The length of each wing was not immediately available but the published data implies that each wing is about 27.4 metres (89 feet 11 inches) long, after adjusting for the width of the fuselage).
An artwork conveying well-wishes for the passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is seen at a viewing gallery in Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 19, 2014. (Reuters)