Japanese satellite images show floating objects, possibly from aircraft

Japanese satellite images show floating objects, possibly from aircraft

TOKYO - Japanese satellite images have shown around 10 floating objects off Australia, possibly from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, media reports quoted the government as saying Friday.

The objects were spotted in waters roughly 2,500km southwest of Perth, Kyodo and Jiji news agencies said.

Japan's Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center's study showed objects up to eight metres in length and four metres wide in images captured by a satellite between 9am and 3pm (0000GMT and 0600GMT) Wednesday, Kyodo said.

A government source said they could be wreckage of the missing plane since they were found in an area overlapping the sites where debris had previously been spotted, according to the agency.

Jiji quoted a government official as saying the floating objects were "highly likely" to be part of the plane.

Japan had handed the information to Malaysia, the reports said.

 

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