Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Australia says possible objects in Indian Ocean


By Jethro Mullen and Mitra Mobasherat

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CNN) — Australian authorities have spotted two objects in the southern Indian Ocean that are possibly related to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

The objects are indistinct but of “reasonable size” — the largest about 24 meters long (79 feet), said John Young, general manager of emergency response for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. They were “probably awash with water and bobbing up and down,” he said.

“If that piece of the plane is that big maybe it’s the tail section” David Gallo, who co-led the search for Air France Flight 447 which crashed in 2009.

The announcement raises hopes of finding parts of the plane after a huge search that is now in its 13th day. Previous reports of debris found in the sea have not turned out to be related to the passenger jet, which vanished…

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