Search for plane suspended due to bad weather

PERTH - Search operations for possible debris from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane were suspended Thursday due to bad weather, Australian officials said, after the latest satellite images revealed 122 objects floating in the turbulent Indian Ocean.


The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said all planes that headed for the search area in the southern Indian Ocean earlier Thursday were now returning to Perth. Ships, too, were leaving the area about 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) southwest of Perth that was buffeted by heavy rains and strong winds that brought low clouds and reduced visibility. (AP)