Floating objects from Malaysia plane may have been found

Published 03/27 2014 05:30AM

Updated 03/27 2014 09:16AM

About 300 floating objects have been spotted close to the spot where investigators believe Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 crashed, the owner of a Thai satellite said Thursday.

The objects were spotted by the Thaichote - or Thailand Earth Observation Satellite - a representative at the Geo Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Gistda) told NBC News.

The company posted the images on its website saying they had been taken on Monday - the day after a French satellite saw 122 potential objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean.

The images put the objects about 125 miles southwest of the suspected crash site, Gistda's executive director Anond Snidvongs told reporters in Bangkok, according to the Straits Times Snidvongs said the images were being passed to ministers in Thailand's interim government, who would in turn submit them to Malaysia.

Gistda is a state-owned company that reports to Thailand's defense ministry, its company representative told NBC News.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), which is coordinating the international air and sea search of the southern Indian Ocean, referred queries about the images to Thailand.

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