Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament in Canberra on Thursday that a Royal Australian Airforce Orion has been diverted to the area
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Australian rescue officials say a search in the southern Indian Ocean for possible objects from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has ended for the day but will resume in the morning.
A statement from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority says four planes searched an area about 2,500 kilometers southwest of Perth on Thursday.
The four planes were checking to see if two large objects spotted in satellite imagery bobbing in the ocean were debris from Fight 370 that disappeared March 8 with 239 people on board.
The statement says the search covered an area of 8,800 square miles on Thursday.
One of the objects they were searching for was almost 80 feet in length and the other was 15 feet.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announces that two objects have been spotted that could possibly relate to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Sarah Toms reports.