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New imagery and reported debris locations focuses search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority announced the resumption of search operations on Sunday morning, with a focus on two areas in the southern Indian Ocean based on Chinese satellite imagery of a 73.8 foot floating object and "Several small objects of interest" spotted by civilian aircraft during Saturday's search efforts.
By JC Finley   |   March 23, 2014 at 12:07 AM   |   Comments

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March 23 (UPI) -- Search operations resumed Sunday off the coast of Perth for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority announced that during Saturday's search of the southern Indian Ocean, a civilian aircraft reported seeing "Several small objects of interest" in the search area.

A military aircraft with electro-optic observation equipment was quickly dispatched to the location but was unable to spot anything but "clumps of seaweed," AMSA reported.

However, authorities determined that the location falls within an area in the southern Indian Ocean captured by Chinese satellite imagery showing a 73.8 foot floating object. The Chinese government turned over the satellite imagery to the Australian government on Saturday.

With this new information of possible debris locations, AMSA reported that Sunday's "search has been split into two areas within the same proximity covering 59,000 square klometres about 2500 kilometres south-west of Perth."

[Australian Maritime Safety Authority]

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