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Floating objects spotted in Indian Ocean in search for missing plane

INDIAN OCEAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Chinese media reporting a discovery that could aid in the search for a missing Malaysian airliner.     

Crews on board a Chinese search plane spotted multiple floating objects while scouring the southern Indian Ocean Monday.

Australian search authorities have been advised of the new objects and say they will be trying to locate them.
Ten planes from multiple countries are taking part in an expanded search for Flight 370.

It's covering about 26,000 square miles that includes a new area southwest of Perth where French radar detected possible debris that may be connected to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.
Crews have been hampered by difficult weather conditions and more rain is expected Monday.
"It's very, it's tough. It's frustrating. But the crews go out and they do the best they can," said one official.
On Sunday, crews looked for a wooden pallet spotted Saturday, but found nothing.

"With each passing day it makes it more challenging because of the combined effect of wind and current on what floating debris there may be," said Captain Sully Sullenberger.
The search for the plane is now in its third week and in Kuala Lumpur where the missing airliner took off from, Malaysians are still praying for the 239 people who were onboard.