Maylasia Airlines: 122 Possible Objects Spotted by Satellite in Ocean

By: NBC
By: NBC

Malaysia's Ministry of Transport released new satellite images purporting to show 122 objects in the Indian Ocean off Perth, Australia. The ministry said the images were taken Sunday (March 23) by the French-based Airbus Defense and Space. The Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA) received the images Tuesday.

The objects were purportedly seen in an area of the Indian Ocean measuring around 154 square miles nearly 1,600 miles off the coast of Perth. The statement said some objects were as large as 75-feet in length.

It's unclear whether they're related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared on March eighth after taking off from Kuala Lumpur on a flight to Beijing.

This isn't the first time pieces of floating objects have been spotted by planes and satellites searching for the missing plane. So far none of the objects have been retrieved or identified.


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