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Search for Flight 370 continues
UPDATE: Malaysian officials say France has satellite images of potential debris.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Search planes are again in the skies over the southern Indian Ocean trying to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that vanished with 239 people aboard more than two weeks ago.
Planes and ships are scrambling to find a pallet and other debris that was spotted from the air. Wooden pallets are commonly used in shipping, but can also be used on planes.
Mike Barton, chief of Australian Maritime Safety Authority's rescue coordination center, told reporters in Canberra, Australia on Sunday that the wooden pallet spotted by a civilian search aircraft was surrounded by several other nondescript objects.
It is not immediately known if any pallets were used on Flight 370. Also on Saturday, China released a satellite image showing a large object floating in the search zone.
The desolate area has strong currents and rough seas, and the ocean depth varies between 3,770 feet and 23,000 feet.