Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 search focuses south-west of Australia

Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 search focuses south-west of Australia

Five military and civilian aircraft have resumed the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean for a second day.

The airliner disappeared on March 8th with 239 people on board.

Satellites images released on Thursday revealed two objects – with the largest believed to be up to 24 metres long – floating in the plane in waters far south-west of the Australian city of Perth.

Search effort have since concentrated on this area.

Discussing the operation Australian prime minister Tony Abbott said: “It is about the most inaccessible spot that you can imagine on the face of the earth.

“But if there is anything down there, we will find it.”

Flight MH370 was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it lost contact with air traffic controllers and disappeared from radar.

Malaysian officials say they believe the plane was intentionally diverted.

Investigators are searching a 23,000 km2 area, about 2,500 km south-west of Perth.