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New sighting by New Zealand aircraft, confirmation expected tomorrow

Published on Mar 28, 2014 6:54 PM
 
Lieutenant Clayton Hunt and Lieutenant (junior grade) Nicholas Horton, naval aviators assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, pilot a P-8A Poseidon during a mission to assist in search and rescue operations for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in this March 24, 2014 handout photo. A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion has spotted objects in the search area for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, said the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

PERTH - A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion has spotted objects in the search area for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, said the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

"RNZAF Orion spotted objects in #MH370 search area, identity to be established. Soon to land @ RAAF Pearce. AMSA awaiting imagery,'' AMSA tweeted on Friday evening.

"Sightings need confirmation by ship - not expected until tomorrow,'' it added.

The latest sighting comes as the massive multi-nation search for MH370 switched focus to a new area on Friday after fresh analysis changed estimates of where the aircraft is believed to have crashed into the Indian Ocean.

 
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