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Malaysia Search: Objects 'Most Credible Lead' Yet

09-08-2014
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Investigators continued to uncover new clues Wednesday in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The latest satellite images show 122 objects in the Indian Ocean more than 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) southwest of Australia, which is near the area where the search is taking place.

Earlier, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the plane went down in that region of the Indian Ocean, killing all 239 passengers and crew on board the Boeing 777.

"If it [the objects] is confirmed to be MH370, at least we can then we can move on to the next phase of deep sea surveillance search," Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said.

The families of those lost on the flight are still demanding proof of that claim.

Six countries continue to search an area covering more than 600,000 square miles. That is roughly the size of Alaska.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said it's the most inaccessible spot imaginable.

"It's thousands of kilometers from anywhere," he later told Seven Network television.

Still, he promised "we will do what we can to solve this riddle."

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