Australia says 2 possible objects from missing Malaysian jet are 2,500 km southwest of Perth

  • Article by: KRISTEN GELINEAU , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 20, 2014 - 12:11 AM

Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, the pilot of the missing Malaysian Airlines jet sits in front of a flight simulator in his home in this screen capture from a YouTube video.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — An Australian search and rescue official says that planes have been sent to check on two objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight that were spotted on satellite imagery in the Indian Ocean about 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) southwest of Perth.

But John Young of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority cautioned Thursday against expectations that this may help solve the mystery of the plane that went missing with 239 people on board nearly two weeks ago.

Young told reporters, "We have been in this business of doing search and rescue and using sat images before and they do not always turn out to be related to the search even if they look good, so we will hold our views on that until they are sited close-up."

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