AUSTRALIA FINDS POSSIBLE OBJECTS LINKED TO MH370
Australian authorities combing the Indian Ocean for missing Malaysian
Airline Flight MH370 have found two objects and diverted surveillance
aircraft to locate them, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has received information based
on satellite imagery of objects possibly related to the search, Abbott
told lawmakers in parliament today. Following specialist analysis of
this satellite imagery, two possible objects related to the search have
A Royal Australian Airforce Orion has been diverted to the area to
locate the objects and three more aircraft will follow, Abbott said.
AMSA is scheduled to hold a media briefing at 3:30 p.m. Sydney time
today, according to an e-mailed statement.
MH370: two objects may have been found in Australian search zone - live
* Australian prime minister announces possible findings related to
search mission in Indian Ocean
Two possible objects may have been found in Indian ocean based on
* Maritime authorities to hold press conference shortly
Search area near Australia had earlier halved in size
Search area for the Australian search has been reduced to 300,000 square
kilometres from 600,000 square kilometres
Two possible objects related to the search for the missing Malaysia
Airlines plane have been found in the southern Indian Ocean, the
Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, says.
I would like to inform the house that new and credible information
has come to light in relation to the search for Malaysia airlines flight
MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, he told parliament on Thursday.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has received information
based on satellite imagery of objects possibly related to the search.
Following specialist analysis of this satellite imagery, two
possible objects related to the search have been identified.
I can inform the house that a Royal Australian Air Force Orion has
been diverted to attempt to locate the objects. This Orion is expected
to arrive in the area at about this time. Three more aircraft will
follow this Orion. They are tasked for more intensive follow-up search.
I have spoken to my Malaysian counterpart
and informed him of
these developments. I should tell the house and we must keep this in
mind the task of locating these objects will be extremely difficult
and it may turn out that they are not related to the search for flight
MH370. Nevertheless, I did want to update the house on this potentially