Aircraft spot objects in new search area for Malaysia Airlines flight

March 29, 2014 9:14 AM

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This sighting — in addition to a number of others from Friday — mark the first time the Australian-led search has seen promising items in the water that it can try to dredge up and examine more closely. Eight planes continued the search Saturday, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), and six ships are expected to arrive late in the day to begin the work of relocating the items seen overhead.

On Friday, aircraft spotted multiple objects floating in the water. A New Zealand plane saw a number of objects described as “white or light.” An Australian aircraft located the items seen by the New Zealand plane and saw two blue-gray rectangular objects. Yet another plane saw more objects in anoth...

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