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MH370: Five Planes Spot Objects in New Search Zone

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Five military planes spotted “multiple objects of various colors” during Friday’s search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, authorities said.

A New Zealand military plane spotted an object white or light in color and a fishing buoy in the new search zone west of Australia, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority announced.

A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P3 Orion also relocated the objects and reported it had seen two blue or grey rectangular objects floating in the ocean, the said in a release.

In a separate sighting around 360 miles away another RAAF P3 Orion spotted other differently colored objects, they added.

A Chinese ship has been redirected to the area and will get there tomorrow they said.

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV later tweeted a picture of a "suspicious object" they said had been spotted by New Zealand military plane although neither the Australian authorities nor NBC News could independently verify the image.

- Alastair Jamieson and Henry Austin

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