Malaysian officials announced Wednesday that a satellite has captured images of 122 objects in the Indian Ocean that might be from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, missing since March 8. According to acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, the objects were seen close to where three other satellites had previously detected possible aircraft debris. He added that the sightings are “the most credible lead that we have.”Hussein said the satellite images, which were taken Sunday and relayed by France-based Airbus Defense and Space, showed objects ranging in size from one to 25 yards in length. “It must be emphasized that we cannot tell whether the potential objects are from MH370. Nevertheless, this is another new lead that will help direct the search operation,” Hussein said. The hunt for Flight MH370 has turned up various floating objects spotted by planes and satellites, but thus far none have been retrieved or identified.
The desperate, multinational search for the jetliner, which disappeared en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board, resumed on Wednesday after inclement weather over the Indian Ocean temporary halted efforts the previous day.A total of 12 planes and two ships from the United States, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand were participating in the search, hoping to find even a single piece of the jet that could offer tangible evidence of a crash.