Australian plane spots objects in search for jet

Mar 24, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT
Flight Lieutenant Jason Nichols, on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion, takes notes as they search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean on March 22, 2014.
Pool/AFP, Rob Griffith

An Australian plane has spotted two objects in the hunt for the missing Malaysia plane, and a ship has arrived in the area to find them. The objects could be picked up in the southern Indian Ocean in a few hours, Malaysia's transport minister said. One object was circular and grey and the other rectangular and orange, Australian PM Tony Abbott said. Mr Abbott said it was not known whether the objects were from flight MH370, and could be flotsam.
Background:
Missing Malaysian plane: Search race to recover debris [BBC]
Search area for Malaysian airliner widened after French satellite images [Reuters]
Problems on another Malaysia Airlines flight [AP]

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