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Mar 20, 2014 4:41 AM

Australia Checking 2 Objects In Search For Plane

AUSTRALIA - There's breaking news on that missing Malaysian flight.

The US Navy and Australian authorities are headed to a remote part of the Indian Ocean to check out what may be debris from the plane.

Something floating in the water, far South in the Indian Ocean. Australia's Defense Minister called this the most isolated part of the World. And this morning, the US Navy and others are there.

Australian satellites spotted what they call "new and credible" evidence.

Two images that could be parts from the missing Malaysian flight - 4300 miles away from where that flight disappeared.

John Young, Australian Maritime Safety Authority, said, "the objects, as indicated to me, are of reasonable size and probably awash with water."

Young said, "this is probably the best lead we have so far. We need to get there, find them, see them, assess them to know whether it's meaningful or not."

That could take a while. An Australian Air Force Orion arrived in the area late last night.

Three more are headed that way, including a US Navy plane.

The FBI is helping analyze deleted data from the pilot's flight simulator and hard drives from his computer and the co-pilot's.

Mark Rasch, former computer forensics analyst, said, "what you're going to be trying to do is reconstruct the thoughts, communications and activities of the pilot."

The search for 239 missing people is taking its toll on relatives waiting in Kuala Lumpur, with no answers, but now one more clue as to what happened to that plane.

We're told the largest of the two images is about 78 feet long. This morning, reports are that the weather is good there, but visibility is poor.


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