Flight MH370 Debris May Have Been Spotted in the Australian Stretch of the Indian Ocean

By Gerald Lynch on at

The mystery surrounding Flight MH370 has spawned numerous conspiracy theories, but an answer to how the plane managed to have seemingly vanished could be on its way -- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has revealed that debris has been spotted in the south Indian Ocean which could potentially be the remains of the craft.

Satellite imagery picked up two items, one about 25 metres long, which the Australian Maritime Safety Authority is calling being of a "reasonable size". Floating 1,550 miles southwest of Perth, a Royal Australian Air Force jet and three other aircraft will now begin an extensive search of the area.

However, Abbot has been keen to stress that the objects spotted may remain unrelated to the search for the missing Boeing 777. Flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur on March 8th, carrying 239 passengers and crew, but never made it to its Beijing destination. [Yahoo News (Sky News)]