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Chinese plane spots objects in Indian Ocean as US moves black box locator in search of jet

Updated: Monday, March 24 2014, 05:46 AM CDT
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- A Chinese plane on Monday spotted two large objects in an area identified by multiple satellite images as containing possible debris from the missing Malaysian airliner, boosting hopes the frustrating search in the southern Indian Ocean could turn up another clue to the jet's fate.

The crew aboard one of two Chinese IL-76 aircraft combing the search zone observed two large objects and several smaller ones spread across several square kilometers (miles), Xinhua News Agency reported.

At least one of the items -- a white, square-shaped object -- was captured on a camera aboard the plane, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said.

"We are still racing against time," Hong said at a ministry briefing. "As long as there is a glimmer of hope, our search efforts will carry on."

China has redirected the icebreaker Snow Dragon toward the latest find, and that ship was due to arrive early Tuesday. Six other Chinese ships have been directed toward the search zone along with 20 fishing vessels that have been asked to help, Lei said.

Relatives of passengers aboard the missing plane were avidly following news reports of the latest sightings, desperate for any word on the fate of loved ones. About two-thirds of the 239 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are Chinese.


Chinese plane spots objects in Indian Ocean as US moves black box locator in search of jet


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