The prime minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, informed Parliament on Thursday morning that satellite images appear to show debris in the ocean under a likely flight path of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Ships and Australian Air Force planes were en route to the area in the southern Indian Ocean, 2500 kilometers southwest of Perth.
"New and credible information has come to light in relation to the search ... in the south Indian Ocean," Abbott told Australia's Parliament in Canberra. "The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has received information based on satellite imagery of two objects possibly related to the search.
"I can inform the House that a Royal Australian Air Force Orion has been diverted to attempt to locate the objects," Abbott said.