Transcript for Malaysian Flight Search: Satellite Shows 122 Objects in Ocean
the search for the missing plane calling this now the most credible lead yet this morning. Some 48 hours after the Malaysian prime minister declared all 239 souls on board that flight lost. Debris now spotted in the southern ocean as planes and ships race to the area at this hour. We're going to go right now to ABC's David Kerley. He has been on top of this from the very beginning at the wall. David, good morning to you. Could this be the big break that searchers have been looking for? As you mentioned, the Malaysians say this is the most credible lead so far. The fourth satellite image but this one shows 122 items, some about three feet long, some as big as 75 feet long in some of the same areas other satellites saw stuff too. The latest pictures of possible debris in the rough waters of the Indian ocean. A French satellite snapped these three days ago. Now seeps to corroborate some form of objects and debris and it is confirmed to be mh370. At least then we can move on to the next phase of deep sea surveillance. Reporter: While these satellites see something none off the ships on the water can find any debris. On one of those search flights today ABC's Clayton Sandell. We're now being sent into a new search area and this happens to be the region where satellites have spotted those large chunks of floating debris but none of that has ever been found. Reporter: Searchers are racing across the clock and the pingers if they are working have now 11 days of battery life then the ticking sound will fade. While the U.S. Navy has flown in submersible listening equipment this device won't be on the water for days leading our aviation consultant to wonder why aren't submarines involved? They are computers on board. They have very sensitive listening capabilities and designed to do this. Reporter: The Navy needs debris to track back to a smaller location to even start listening to those pingers. We've got to get more listening capability into the area because we're racing against the clock and battery running out. Sounds like we're getting closer and closer to the debris area west of where we think the path was of this aircraft. The hard part comes below the flight path where the aircraft probably is and that's where we have to search underwater. Way tougher than looking for it on the surface.
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