The frustrating search for floating debris continued Monday as Chinese and Australian aircraft and an Australian naval ship all reported objects floating in the wild and remote seas more than 2600 kilometres southwest of Perth, Australia. If those objects prove to be from the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, then it will only confirm a crash at sea. Backtracking after more than two weeks of drift in complex currents and shifting winds to an impact point may prove impossible.
Potential debris field
Scale of search area
Source: Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Adrift.org.au, The New York Times and The Globe and Mail