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Objects found in ocean may be linked to Flight 370
PERTH, Australia (CBS) -- Ships are trying to find debris from Malaysia Airline's missing Flight 370 Saturday as search teams have located more objects in the Indian Ocean that could be connected to the flight.
A Chinese search team recovered an object floating in the southern Indian Ocean but it turned out to be garbage. There were additional sightings Friday and Saturday of possible debris from the plane.
A Chinese military aircraft spotted three objects- two of which were the same colors as the missing jet, but there's no confirmation any of the debris came from the plane.
"Their position has been recorded, they've dropped drift buoys in the area to try and get an assessment of what the drift is doing for those objects," says Lieutenant Russell Adams of the Royal Australian Air Force.
Searchers moved to a new area Friday after data indicated the plane might have flown faster and burned more fuel than previously thought, which would cause it to travel a shorter distance.
The shifting search has frustrated families of the passengers. Dozens plan to fly from China to Malaysia this weekend to demand answers from the government.
"Indeed it is very, very testing for the relatives the loved-ones left behind. Normally in an air crash we know within a day, maybe two in the case of Air France 446, six days," says aviation specialist, Geoffrey Thomas.
Flight 370 has now been missing for three weeks.
U.S. Navy equipment that can pick up pings from the plane's black boxes will be loaded onto an Australian naval ship today. That ship will depart from Perth.
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