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UPDATE: Plane search ends today, Australia checking 2 objects that may be related to missing airliner

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Note: Plane pictured is not the missing plane, but a similar model Note: Plane pictured is not the missing plane, but a similar model
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Australian rescue officials say a search in the southern Indian Ocean for possible objects from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has ended for the day but will resume in the morning.
   A statement from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority says four planes searched an area about 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) southwest of Perth on Thursday.
   The four planes were checking to see if two large objects spotted in satellite imagery bobbing in the ocean were debris from Fight 370 that disappeared March 8 with 239 people on board.
   The statement says the search covered an area of 23,000 square kilometers (8,800 square miles) on Thursday.
   One of the objects they were searching for was 24 meters (almost 80 feet) in length and the other was 5 meters (15 feet).

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (WKOW) -- Australian Authorities say they have spotted two object in the Indian Ocean through satellite imagery that may be related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

Military planes from Australia, U.S. and New Zealand are now searching an area around 1,550 miles southwest of Perth, Australia.

Australian officials say it will take time to confirm that the objects belong to the plane.

"We have to locate it, confirm it belongs to the aircraft, remove it and then bring it a long way back to Australia. So that would take some time. What we're looking for is confirmation that it does belong to the aircraft or does not and we'll consider what follows from there,"  said Australian Maritime Safety Admin John Young.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says locating the objects will be extremely difficult and their is no guarantee that they will belong to the plane.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister says objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight have been spotted on satellite imagery.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament in Canberra on Thursday that a ship from Australia has been diverted to the area to attempt to locate the objects. The Orion is expected to arrive in the area Thursday afternoon. Three additional aircraft are expected to follow for a more intensive search.
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