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Malaysia Airlines update: Possible debris found floating in Indian Ocean

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A break in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 case could be coming as radars have detected very large pieces of debris floating in the Indian Ocean. According to CNN, there are two large objects in the ocean that have been picked up by Australian radar. On March 20, people woke up to see these images, giving them both hope (that the plane has been located) and a sinking feeling (that all 239 passengers and crew on board are dead).

Because of poor weather conditions, rescue teams will not be able to get to these suspected pieces of debris until some time on Friday. However, these pieces are sizeable and there is a good possibility they belong to the missing Boeing 777.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been missing for nearly two weeks after vanishing off radar and going silent from air traffic control. With all kinds of theories and rumors circulating, each and every lead is being taken very seriously. The suspected debris is really the first big lead that the public has had to go on in over a week.

"The commercial satellite images, taken Sunday, show two indistinct objects of 'reasonable size,'with the largest about 24 meters (79 feet) across, said John Young, general manager of emergency response for the Australian maritime agency" (CNN). While many feel these images are undoubtedly wreckage from flight 370, others are cautious. There is a chance that these images are something else -- like a shipping container, which CNN points out.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has consumed news stations around the globe with almost everyone trying to figure out what might have happened to this plane. Check out the video above to see satellite photos of the possible debris.

© Effie Orfanides 2014



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