Perth/Kuala Lumpur: Two objects possibly related to the missing Malaysian jetliner were today located by Australian plane in the remote part of the southern Indian Ocean and a ship is heading towards the area to retrieve them.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the objects have been located by an Australian P3 Orion aircraft about 2500km south-west of Perth on the 17th day of the multination search operations.
Abbott told Parliament the first object was grey or green and circular and the second was orange and rectangular.
Abbott said it was not known whether the objects were from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, and could be flotsam.
Australian Navy ship HMAS Success is in the vicinity and hopes to reach the spot within hours to recover the objects. Malaysia also confirmed the news with Prime Minister Najib Razak tweeting, “Just received a call from Australian PM @tonyabbott -2 objects were located & will be retrieved in the next few hours.”