Search planes from China and New Zealand have spotted brightly-coloured objects floating in the Indian Ocean, but it remembers unclear whether the find relates to the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.
A New Zealand military plane spotted several objects floating in the sea on Saturday, including two that bore colours of the missing jet.
Experts were not immediately able to tell whether the debris was related to MH370, which disappeared on 8 March en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
The Chinese Air Force said on Saturday that one of their airlifters has found three pieces of debris in white, red and orange colors in a new search area in the southern Indian Ocean and marked the area.
Crew members and Australian experts on board the Ilyushin Il-76 have spotted an L-shaped patch of orange debris in an area with a radius of 15 kilometers from 300 meters high. They also spotted a “strip-shaped object”.
The plane immediately dropped two sea dye markers to mark the areas and reported the findings to the authorities.
Other crews have faced frustration in their search for wreckage from the plane, which is thought to have crashed in a remote area of the ocean with big waves.
The captain of an Australian P3 Orion aircraft that had been searching for objects related to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said on Saturday they did not find anything of significance.
Flight Lieutenant Russell Adams said despite improved weather conditions, high waves had obstructed visual sightings.
He added that potential objects sighted on Friday were still being assessed and other search flights were attempting to find their location.
The search for the missing airliner is continuing in a new area of the Indian Ocean, approximately 1,150 miles west of Perth, 680 miles north east of the previous search zone.
Malaysia’s acting transport minister, Hishamuddin Hussein, has said that the ministry will set up an international committee to probe the disappearance of MH370.