A French satellite spotted debris floating in the Indian Ocean where an international team is searching for remnants of missing Malaysian flight MH370.
Now a third set of satellite images points to possible debris in the southern Indian Ocean, where an international team led by Australia is scouring the waters for remnants of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
French authorities passed on images showing “potential objects in the vicinity of the southern corridor” of the search area for the plane, Malaysia’s acting transportation minister said Sunday.
“Malaysia immediately relayed these images to the Australian rescue coordination center,” Hishammuddin Hussein said.
Satellite images previously issued by Australian and Chinese authorities have also pointed to possible large floating objects, stoking hopes searchers may find debris.
The added images from France were coupled with the addition of new planes to the search.
On Sunday, eight airplanes flew over the southern Indian Ocean searching for the missing plane, said Australian Maritime Safety Authority spokeswoman Andrea Hayward-Maher.
That’s two planes more than Saturday, and the most aircraft involved in the search led by Australia so far, she said.
Two more planes that have arrived in Australia from China will join the search on Monday. Two Japanese planes in Australia are also preparing to participate, Hishammuddin said.