Satellites spot possible objects from missing Malaysian jet, Australia says

March 20, 2014 / Fox News

Two objects spotted by satellite in the Southern Indian Ocean that could be connected to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is “probably the best lead” yet in the search for the missing plane, an Australian official says.
 
Planes from the U.S., Australia and New Zealand scanned 8,800 square miles Thursday in an attempt to locate the objects, but came up short. The air searches will resume Friday morning. A spokesman for a Norwegian ship that is in the area told The Guardian that its crew would continue searching for the objects throughout the night. Ships from Australia, China and Britain also are on their way.
 
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has showed two images of the whitish objects floating on or just under the surface. The images were taken on Sunday, but Australian Air Commodore John McGarry said it took time to analyze them. Colorado-based company Digital Globe told Fox News that it owns the images.
 
John Young, manager of the AMSA’s emergency response division, told a news conference in Canberra, Australia's capital, that planes had been sent to the area about 1,550 miles southwest of Perth to check on the objects. 
 
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