New objects seen, but still no evidence of jet

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Associated Press

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 29 at 9:33 PM

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A day after the search for the Malaysian jetliner shifted to a new area of the Indian Ocean, ships on Saturday plucked objects from the sea to determine whether they were related to the missing Boeing 777. None were confirmed to be from the plane. That leaves searchers with no sign of the jet three weeks after it disappeared.

Meanwhile, a Chinese military plane scanning part of the search zone spotted several objects floating in the sea, including two bearing colors of the missing jet. But it's not yet clear whether they are related to the investigation into what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing.

Officials say the second day of searching in the new area ended with no evidence found of the jet.

Dozens of relatives of passengers on the missing plane plan to fly from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to seek answers from Malaysia's government as to what happened to their loved ones. Two-thirds of the 229 passengers aboard Flight 370 were Chinese, and their relatives have expressed deep frustration with Malaysian authorities since the plane vanished.

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