Planes set out in hunt for ‘objects’

Sea off Australia to be scoured for clues in lost-jet mystery

Posted: March 21, 2014 at 3:21 a.m.

Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines, MH370 comfort each other as they wait for a news briefing by the airlines' officials at a hotel ballroom in Beijing, China, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Flight 370 disappeared March 8 on a night flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Malaysian authorities have not ruled out any possible explanation, but have said the evidence so far suggests the flight was deliberately turned back across Malaysia to the Strait of Malacca, with its communications systems disabled. They are unsure what happened next. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Search planes flew out of Australia this morning to scour rough seas in one of the remotest places on Earth for objects that may be from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, officials said.

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