Missing Plane: ‘Objects May Be MH370 Debris’

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Two objects possibly related to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been spotted, the Australian Prime Minister has said. Tony Abbott said potential debris from the Boeing 777 had been spotted on satellite imagery in the southern Indian Ocean.

There is no indication of what the objects might be, although the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said the objects were of a “reasonable size”, with one about 25 metres in length.

“Pings” from a number of large objects are believed to have been picked up by a US spotter plane on its way to the scene.

In a statement to MPs, Mr Abbott described the reported sighting, about 1,550 miles (2,500km) southwest of Perth, as “credible” and a “potentially important development”.

He said a Royal Australian Air Force jet and three further aircraft have been “tasked with a more intensive follow-up search”, which will last for up to three hours.

“The task of locating these objects will be extremely difficult and it may turn out they are not related to search for MH370,” Mr Abbott warned. The objects were spotted four days ago on March 16 and they would have moved since then.

Courtesy: Sky News

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