Thai satellite images show 300 objects in Malaysia jet search zone

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A Thai satellite has detected 300 floating objects in the southern Indian Ocean where an international search is under way for a missing Malaysian jet liner, Thailand's Geo Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISDA) said.

The objects were spotted around 2,700 km (1,680 miles) southwest of Perth by the satellite "Thaichote" on March 24, the GISDA said in a statement, Reuters reported.

The Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared from the air traffic control radar on the night of March 8, 2014. Some 227 passengers and 12 crew members were on the board.

The crew no longer kept in touch and did not give a distress signal. However, the weather en route was good. The airplane was 220 kilometres off the east coast of Malaysia during the last contact.

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