Search for MH370 to resume tomorrow after bad weather

THE flock of aircrafts and pod of ships are likely to again brave potentially brutal conditions in the southern Indian Ocean tomorrow, hoping for some relief from the high seas, rain and wind which caused the search to be called off today.

It is 21 days since the Malaysian Airlines flight disappeared after leaving Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing with 239 on board.

Earlier this week, families were told not to expect their loved ones to still be alive.

Today the furious weather will still buffet the ships, a slowly growing fleet that yesterday included four Chinese vessels and the HMAS Success.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority was yet to release details on which aircrafts and ships would hunt the 78,000sq km search area south-west of Perth tomorrow.

Parties on Thursday sought visual confirmation of images from a French satellite which spotted 122 objects scattered over a 400sq km area of ocean near the search zone.

Some of these were up to 23m in length and were brightly coloured.

Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said it was "now imperative" these chunks of debris were linked to the MH370 .

"This will enable us to further reduce the search area and locate more debris from the plane," he told reporters.

As ships and planes circling endless horizons of water looking for wreckage, eyeballs all over the world continue to focus on blurry or grainy satellite images.

Aviation regulators and air crash investigators from Malaysia, China, Great Britain and the United States, along with satellite firm Inmarsat plus Rolls Royce and Boeing are poring over images as an "international working group" to find the needle in a stack of needles that could help identify the remains of MH370.

Meanwhile, a Chicago law firm announced plans to represent more than half of the 227 mainly Chinese passengers lost on the flight, filing a petition against plane builder Boeing to learn if there were defects in the aircraft's design.

Also aboard the flight were Brisbane's Rod and Mary Burrows, Robert and Catherine Lawton from Springfield Lakes and Sydney couple Gu Naijun and Li Yuan.



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