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Authorities in Australia have identified 'probable man-made objects' in satellite imagery taken near the predicted crash area of the missing MH370 plane.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing on March 8th 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. There were 239 passengers and crew on board.

The underwater search for the plane in the southern Indian Ocean was suspended in January, but some 'residual analysis work' is said to have continued since.

One of two new report released by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) examines images captured on 23rd March 2014, two weeks after the plane disappeared.

The images show 70 objects floating near the crash zone, and 12 of the objects of now been classified as 'probably man-made'.

Greg Hood, Chief Commissioner of the ATSB, explained: "Geoscience Australia identified a number of objects in the satellite imagery which have been classified as probably man-made.

"The image resolution is not high enough to be certain whether the objects originated from MH370 or are other objects that might be found floating in oceans around the world."

The projected location of the objects is said to be consistent with a possible crash area previously identified by experts, and could help identify a new search area to the north of the previous one.

Mr Hood added: "Clearly we must be cautious. These objects have not been definitely identified as MH370 debris.

"The information contained within the Geoscience Australia and CSIRO Reports may be useful in informing any further search effort that may be mounted in the future."


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