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Search for missing Malaysian plane moves to new area

PERTH, Australia (AP) — The search area for the lost Malaysian jetliner moved 680 miles to the northeast on Friday, as Australian officials said a new analysis of radar data suggests the plane had flown faster and therefore ran out of fuel more quickly than previously estimated.

One of nine planes searching the new area Friday found objects, though the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said on Twitter that it would likely be Saturday before one of the six ships on the way could follow up and determine whether the objects were plane wreckage. The new area is closer to land and has calmer weather than the old one, which will make searching easier.

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