Satellite spots new objects as weather slows Flight 370 search

Satellite spots new objects as weather slows Flight 370 search

Credit: Geo Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency

Satellite images released March 27, 2014 by Thailand’s Geo Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency show hundreds of objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean, officials said.

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by DAN GOOD

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 8:31 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 27 at 8:39 AM

(ABC News) -- He says the images were taken by the Thaichote satellite on Monday, took two days to process and were relayed to Malaysian authorities on Wednesday.

Anond says the objects were about 125 miles from the area where a French satellite on Sunday spotted 122 objects.


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It remained uncertain whether the objects were from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Aircraft were slated to scour the region today, but they were pulled away amid heavy rains and strong winds. Despite the poor weather, ships remained in the area.

Crews were searching two search zones covering roughly 30,000 square miles, trying to find clues into the plane's March 8 disappearance. So far, no objects connected to the missing plane have been recovered.

Search crews are racing to find the plane's black boxes, whose battery-powered "pinger" could stop sending signals within weeks.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was carrying 239 people when it went missing more than two weeks ago.

Relatives of the plane's passengers remain devastated by the situation. Malaysia officials met with relatives for three hours Wednesday, with another meeting occurring Thursday, officials said in a news release.

"Malaysia is working hard to try and make the briefings to the Chines relatives in Beijing more productive," Malaysia officials said in the statement. "Malaysian officials met with His Excellency Huang Huikang, China’s Ambassador to Malaysia, to request the government of China to engage and clarify the actual situation to the affected families, in particular, and the Chinese public, in general."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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