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Missing Plane: '122 objects' spotted in ocean

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A satellite has spotted 122 'potential objects' in the southern Indian Ocean in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane - reported the SkyNews.

The items measuring between one metre and 23 metres in length, were identified about 1,500 miles off the coast of Perth in western Australia.

Some appeared to be bright, according to Malaysian officials.

The possible debris was captured in satellite images from French company Airbus which were taken on Sunday, March 23.

Malaysian investigators received the pictures on Tuesday and after analysing them, they identified 122 possible objects in an area measuring around 155 square miles.

The findings were then forwarded to the Australian search command centre.

It is not currently known if the objects are connected to missing flight MH370, which disappeared more than two weeks ago on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.

It is thought to have crashed on March 8 after flying thousands of miles off course.

Twelve planes from Australia, the US, New Zealand, China, Japan and South Korea, were joined by five ships to scour the area.

The race is now on to find the debris field, which if it turns out to be parts of the missing jet, could be used to "back-track" and help locate the point of impact.

This will be critical to finding the black box data recorders, which could hold vital clues to what happened aboard the Boeing 777.

Theories range from hijacking to sabotage or a possible suicide by one of the pilots, but investigators have not ruled out technical problems.

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