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Objects spotted in ocean may be from missing Malaysian plane

Updated: 2014-03-20 20:53:32 KST
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It's a new lead in the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370--
Australian authorities say that two objects were spotted in the southern Indian Ocean Thursday that could be related to the missing airliner.


"Following specialist analysis of this satellite imagery, two possible objects related to the search have been identified."

According to satellite images, the objects were found about 23-hundred kilometers away from Australia's city of Perth in the Indian Ocean.


"We must keep this in mind, the task of locating these objects will be extremely difficult, and it may turn out that they are not related to the search for Flight MH370."

To determine what the objects are, four military planes have been dispatched to the area along with six Malaysian Navy ships, and three helicopters.
The objects are reportedly large in size--- with the largest being about 24-meters long.


"Every lead is a hope. And we have been very consistent. We want to verify, we want to corroborate, we are in the process of verifying and corroborating the information."

The Boeing 777 went missing in the early hours of March 8th, and the families of the Chinese passengers on that plane have been waiting now for nearly two weeks for answers.
Their impatience and anger are growing.


"I'm telling you: from 1 o'clock to 8 o'clock, you all knew where that plane was. Now, you also know where it is. You're cheating us, cheating us family members."

The Malaysian flight, with 239 people on board, was headed to Beijing from Malaysia when it disappeared.
Connie Lee, Arirang News.


Reporter : connie@arirang.co.kr

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