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Search for possible debris of Malaysian flight ends for a day

Updated: 2014-03-21 11:55:25 (KST)
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Poor weather conditions, of rain and clouds hampered the search of possible debris of the missing Malaysian Flight 370.
Search crews, including one Australian military plane, reported back with no new findings.


"Unfortunately with the weather conditions as you experienced on the flight we were unable to locate any wreckage or debris."

The massive search operation went underway late Thursday. after Australian authorities announced that two objects spotted in the Indian Ocean could be related to the missing airliner.
According to satellite images, the objects were found about 23-hundred kilometers away from Australia's city of Perth in the Indian Ocean.
The objects are reportedly large in size--- with the largest being about 24-meters long.


"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."

Still, officials in Malaysia are being hopeful.


"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."

But families of the Chinese passengers who were on that plane are losing their patience. As some of them wait for answers at a hotel in Beijing, their anger is growing, especially toward the Malaysian government.


"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 on March 8th.
Connie Lee, Arirang News.


Reporter : connie@arirang.co.kr

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