Satellite spots 122 possible objects in search for wreckage of missing plane
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:59:56 GMT —
PERTH, Australia - Malaysia says a satellite has captured images of 122 objects in the Indian Ocean that might be from the missing plane.
Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says the objects were seen close to where three other satellites previously detected objects.
He said Wednesday the sightings together are "the most credible lead that we have."
Hishammuddin said the images were taken Sunday and were relayed by French-based Airbus Defense and Space.
Hishammuddin says the objects ranged in length from one meter (yard) to 23 meters (25 yards).
Various floating objects have been spotted by planes and satellites, but none has been retrieved or identified.
A dozen planes and five ships are again hunting for the objects after seas calmed today. Nothing has been retrieved yet.
New data has narrowed the search zone, but it remains huge - an area estimated at 622,000 square miles, about the size of Alaska. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott calls it "the most inaccessible spot imaginable."