China sends ships to aid in search for missing plane ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page HAMISH PATERSON/AFP/Getty Images Royal Australian Air Force pilot Flight Lieutenant Russell Adams flew his AP-3C Orion on Wednesday over the Southern Indian Ocean during the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Australian Maritime Safety Authority via EPA A satellite image shows a 15-foot-long object that may be possible debris from the missing Boeing 777. MARK GRAHAM/AFP/Getty Images Royal Australian Air Force Air Commodore John McGarry (left) listened to John Young, Australian Maritime Safety Aiuthority emergency response general manager, during a news conference Thursday in Canberra, Australia. SAMSUL SAID/Reuters Journalists in Putrajaya, Malaysia, looked at the television as Young spoke during Thursday’s news conference. AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE Satellite images show a second object that's nearly 80 feet long. AFP/Getty Images Malaysia's Minister of Defense and Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein (left) listened to a question Thursday during a news conference at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia. HOEGH AUTOLINERS/AFP/Getty Images/File One of the ships assisting in the search for debris is this Hoegh Autoliners vessel. It was expected to arrive at the site where satellites spotted possible debris on Thursday. Australian Maritime Safety Authority via Getty Images This satellite image showed areas searched between March 18 and March 20 for the missing jetliner.