Objects Spotted by Satellite Are ‘Best Lead’ In Malaysia Airlines Search

Source: GMA / ABC News

Search crews were scouring the southern Indian Ocean today after two objects that may be related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight were spotted by satellite, officials said today.

Officials described the sighting as the “best lead we have right now” and said four aircraft and an Australian Navy ship were sent to the region off the coast of Australia. In addition, a Norwegian car carrier, the Hoegh St. Petersburg, was diverted into the search area which is searching through the night using lights and binocular.

A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon search plane is involved with the search, occurring about 1,500 miles off of Australia’s coast. ABC News was on board the flight today.

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