According to, Australian Maritime Safety Authority general manager John Young said the objects were “relatively indistinct on imagery”.

Although nobody can yet be sure that these pieces of debris are part of the missing plane, experts believe that they could be a ‘credible’ lead.

Speaking to a press conference in Canberra, Mr Young said: “The indication to me is of objects that are of reasonable size and awash with water, bobbing up and down on the surface.”

So far, 26 nations have joined in the search for the plane.

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