Another set of satellite images from France showing “potential objects in the vicinity of the southern corridor” of the search area for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 have been relayed to Australia to aid in the international search for the missing jet.
France is the third country to have picked up possible debris sightings in the Indian Ocean, and a Malaysian official involved in the search said in an SCMP report that it was about 930 kilometers north of where the Chinese and Australian imagery showed possible MH370-related objects. He added that the image was unclear and that it’s hard to determine exact dimensions of the debris.
Today, eight airplanes aided in the search over the southern Indian Ocean, the most aircraft involved in the effort led by Australia so far. Two more plans from China will join the search tomorrow, according to CNN, and will base movements on recent satellite images and drift modeling.
Searchers today found a wooden pallet and various lengths of strapping belts in the search area, although the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said that such objects are often used in the shipping industry and that random debris like this often surfaces on the water.
As the search for MH370 has entered its third week with no trace of the Boeing 777, relatives of the 239 people on board the flight have become desperate for answers. Yesterday, family members rushed towards Malaysian authorities during a press briefing at the Lido Hotel in Beijing, and a recent CCTV interview with a mother whose son was on board the plane has given insight to agony passengers’ loved ones are enduring while awaiting news on the fate of the aircraft.