Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Shifts South

Debris spotted by satellite could be 777.

Satellite Objects Indian Ocean

Satellite Objects Indian Ocean

Photos by Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Search aircraft and ships are headed to a location in the southern Indian Ocean where Australian officials said satellite images show debris that could be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Officials cautioned that is unclear at this point whether two large pieces of debris belong to the Boeing 777 that disappeared on March 8 on a scheduled flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people aboard.

A Norwegian ship has reached the area about 1,500 miles southwest of Australia where the debris was spotted by satellite. Military airplanes were also dispatched on Thursday, according to Australian officials, but low visibility is hampering their search efforts.

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