Objects Recovered in Hunt for Missing Jet

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Jason Reed/Pool—AP An object floats in the southern Indian Ocean in this picture taken from a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 29, 2014.

Search ships retrieved objects from the Indian Ocean and Chinese aircraft spotted debris, but they have not been connected to missing MH370

Two ships involved in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 retrieved objects from the Indian Ocean Saturday, but officials haven’t yet connected the finds to the lost airliner.

A Chinese plane, meanwhile, spotted other debris matching the colors of the missing Boeing 777, but that find also has yet to be linked to the jet, the Associated Press reports. The debris spotted Saturday was white, red and orange in color, according to Chinese media reports. The missing Boeing 777 is red and white.

Three weeks have passed since MH370 disappeared after leaving Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. Investigators have identified a large zone where the jet may have gone down, most recently combing an area about 2.5 hours from Perth, Australia. However, the reason the jet flew far off its intended path and its current location remain a mystery.

Here’s the latest update from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which is coordinating the search for MH370:

AMSA Update 3/29


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