Missing Malaysian Plane: Satellites Spot 2 Objects in Remote Waters

Australian officials called the images the best lead yet in the search for Flight 370.
3:00 | 03/20/14

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has said but right to David Kerley with the events overnight. Good morning, robin. As you said this location where the satellite spotted something in the water is right down here off Australia but here's what's interesting about this. This was the search area, but these two satellite photos came from outside the area. But as you mentioned, one official says this is the best lead we have had since the 777 disappeared. While the search planes are looking for the debris spotted on the satellite images could this actually be part of the Malaysian 77? Yes, at least one of the pieces spotted is 78 feet long, that's big, but not too big to be part of the 777 which is 242 feet long and has a 200-foot wingspan. Finding pieces of the plane or luggage can yield many clues. Was there a fire. How did the wide bodied jet hit the water and then the flight track of Malaysian flight 370. That hard left and then turns after crossing over Malaysia before heading to the ocean. Officials say they were able to spleen new details from satellite pigs from the jet. That with calculating the fuel remaining on board, this X marks the spot is very close to the original search area and where flight 370 could have run out of fuel and this area off Australia is where U.S. Sources have been telling ABC news for nearly a week is the most likely spot the plane could have gone down. Debris could have drifted significantly by now. So the Australians are flying a C 10 aircraft over the area to drop data buoys that measure the currents allowing experts to backtrack the debris closer to a possible crash site and while offs called these images promising they warn that finding parts of the plane at the bottom of the ocean may be difficult. The average depth of the Indian ocean, 14,000 feet and this area is known as the roaring 40s. Southern latitudes, notorious or wild weather, waves and currents that could move debris at a breakneck pace. It is a tough spot to search here. You're basically on the way to the south pole. What we need at this point, George, is the Australians to report back exactly what they're seeing today down under, George.

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