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Malaysia plane search will be a 'long haul,' transport minister says

Updated: Friday, March 21 2014, 06:01 PM CDT
(CNN) -- Despite better weather, the first of five search planes dispatched to look for floating debris that could be related to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 returned to base Friday without spotting anything of note.

The surveillance planes are looking for two objects photographed by a commercial satellite on Sunday bobbing in the remote and treacherous waters of the southern Indian Ocean off the west coast of Australia.

Aircraft and a merchant ship scoured the area Thursday, but found nothing in a search hindered by poor weather.

Flight 370 vanished 14 days ago with 239 people aboard, and the announcement Thursday by Australian officials that they had spotted something raised hopes of a breakthrough in the frustrating search.


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Malaysia plane search will be a 'long haul,' transport minister says


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