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Japanese satellite spots 10 floating objects possibly related to MH370

Published on Mar 27, 2014 10:13 PM
 
Flight Lieutenant Jayson Nichols looks at a map as he flies aboard a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean March 27, 2014. A Japanese satellite spotted about 10 suspicious objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

TOKYO - A Japanese satellite spotted about 10 suspicious objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean.

Xinhua news agency, citing Japan's Kyodo News, said the objects spread about 2,500 km south-west of Perth, in the same area where other countries also found suspicious debris.

The Kyodo report, quoting government sources, said the images were taken from 9 am to 3 pm local time on Wednesday. After analysing them, the Japanese Cabinet passed the information to Malaysia, it said.

It is believed that the biggest object is 8 metres long and 4 metres wide.

Flight MH370 disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board. No debris has been recovered from the ocean so far.

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