Australia: We've Spotted Floating Debris

Remains of Malaysian Airlines jet may have been found

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 22, 2014 6:17 PM CDT

(Newser) – This time, it's not a satellite image: An Australian civilian search aircraft has spotted debris that could be from the missing Malaysian Airlines jet, reports Australia's News Network. "Yesterday one of our civilian search aircraft got visuals on a number of objects in a fairly small area in the overall Australian search zone," said Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The plane spotted "a number of small objects, fairly close together within the Australian search zone, including a wooden pallet." The sighting follows two possible satellite images of the downed jet this week—one from China and one from Australia.

This Friday, March 21, 2014 graphic shows where Australia is concentrating its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.   (AP Photo/Australian Maritime Safety Authority)
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