CANBERRA, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Observers on two aircraft searching the southern Indian Ocean for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Wednesday spotted further objects floating in the water, Australian maritime search authorities said.
Observers on a civil aircraft spotted two objects, which were thought to be rope, while the crew of a New Zealand air force P3 Orion spotted "a blue object," according to the Twitter feed of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
However, none of the objects were seen again on further passes nor were they distinctive of the missing Boeing 777 or objects in the satellite photos.
Twelve aircraft -- seven military and five civil aircraft -- from six nations were deployed over three search areas covering a total of 80,000 square km Wednesday, up from 68,500 square km from the previous search day on Monday.
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