'Suspicious Objects' Spotted in Search for Malaysian Plane

Officials are following a lead received by Chinese satellites.
3:00 | 03/24/14

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Now to the breaking news in the search for missing flight 370. A boat racing to the site where a Chinese plane spotted suspicious objects in the southern Indian ocean overnight. David Kerley is here with the latest. Reporter: Good morning, robin. The crew of the plane said they spotted something. In the high-tech U.S. Sub hunter couldn't confirm. We have there now, ten aircraft searching the area. So far, no piece of wreckage has been pulled aboard a vessel. But the search is changing. Planes and ships are swarming over the area. After three countries provided is the lite imannals of something on the surface of the south Indian ocean. That's why when a Chinese air crew reported a sighting -- there was excitement. The u.s.'s high-tech p-8 was sent to the exact area but found nothing. There's a growing sense that searchers are in the right place. This morning, the Malaysian officials went so far as to say this Australian ship might find success. Each success is the H the vicinity. It's possible the objects could be received within the next few hours or by tomorrow morning at the latest. Reporter: All the satellite images and data point to this area. If it's debris hearings it's on on the move for two weeks. So where is the plane? Most likely at the end of one of these two plot lines. Hundreds, maybe 700 miles away. To find it, the minisubs and listening devices will have to focus here. A methodical krsz crossing. The Australians sent this vessel. The thorng, the U.S. Navy says it is sending the today locater pinger 25. This is what they're looking for. This is a black box. This is the pinger that sits on the outside. It sounds like a ticking sound. We're going to listen to it. A little bit like a metronome. It lasts for 30 days. We want the box inside here, a chip, something hat is similar to what is on your camera. The data of all the 7 1/2 hours of the flight. It would answer a lot of questions. Hearing that pinging. They have to get close. Within a mile, mile and half to hear it. David, thank you so much. Let's bring in ABC news aviation consultant Stephen ganyard. We heard about the plane possibly finding something. What do you make of it? We want to be hopeful. We want to think they have something. We have the Australians announcing they're about to pick something up as well. The good thing is as David pointed out, we have lots of airplanes on the scene. We're finally able to cover the area in an appropriate way. If we don't find something today, maybe tomorrow. We finally have the assets on scene. What about the radar echoes from over the weekend? People were a bit confused about this. There are didn't kinds of spy satellites. Some take pictures like your cell phone does. Because there's clouds in the world and sometimes it's dark, they also use radar. So the radar can see through the clouds. It can see at night. It produces images that look like black and white TV pictures. If they're looking for metal objects, they'll reflect back and hopefully show us position of the wreckage. You want to see them go underwater with the search. We have to remember if we find wreckage, the best thing that will do is bring some closure to the families. It will tell them the airplane is down. We finally found pieces of it. But the real answers to the mystery of this airplane crash lie 700 miles back to the west wherever the airplane hit the water. At the bottom of the ocean. We don't have people out there look for pingers yet. We're not on scene there yet. The effort needs to shift far to the west and get there before the batteries run out. One quick thing. A lot of family members over the weekend, they're hoping on land. There's all this search underwater and on the water. Is there any, any, any possibility of that? It's human nature, robin. But I just don't see any reason to be hopeful.

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