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Malaysian Flight MH370

Malaysian Flight MH370 Disaster: Thai satellite 'shows 300 floating objects'

A Thai satellite has detected some 300 objects in an area of the southern Indian Ocean being searched for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Flight MH370 disappeared on 8 March with 239 people on board. No debris has been recovered from the ocean so far.

A French satellite purported to show 122 floating objects however, searches by planes had to be suspended on Thursday because of poor visibility. Australian officials said that ships are trying to continue the operation despite the bad weather.

The objects were about 200km (120 miles) from the site of the French satellite images but sources could not confirm they were debris from the plane.

The French images showed objects up to 23m (75ft) in length and were the first to suggest a debris field rather than just isolated objects. They had been described as the most credible lead so far.

Malaysia said that fresh analysis of satellite signals had shown that the plane had gone down in the southern Indian Ocean, with no survivors. The search continues.

Report by Jacob N.