UPDATE on Flight MH370: Bad weather suspends the air search for 122 spotted objects

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Bad weather in the search area for the missing Malaysian jetliner forced suspending of the aerial search. All planes have already returned to Perth, vessels are in the area and continue searching for the 122 objects spotted yesterday. Bad weather is expected for the next 24 hours. The officer in charge of Poseidon P8 aircraft, Lieutenant Commander Adam Schantz from the U.S. Navy described the situation: 

"The forecast in the area was calling for severe icing, severe turbulence and near zero visibility. Anybody who's out there is coming home and all additional sorties from here are cancelled."

According to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) the search area today is of 78,000 square km. 

Yesterday, French satellite images revealed new 122 objects supposed to be debris from the missing flight MH370. The debris were spotted in a zone of 400 sq km (155 sq miles). For the past days, the search operations covered around 622,000 sq miles (almost six times the sizes of the United Kingdom).

The 122 spotted objects are the fourth set of images believed to be potential debris from the plane. All were spotted roughly 1,550 miles (2,500 km) south west of Perth, in a remote part of the Indian Ocean. The new objects looked solid with length from 1 to 23 meters. 

Meanwhile, families of more than the half of the 239 people on board MH370 will be represented by an American law firm in a lawsuit against Malaysian Airlines and Boeing Co. They will claim that the plain crashed due to mechanical issue. Ribbeck Law, based in Chicago, has already filled a petition in Illinois Circuit Court (Cook County) for discovery against Malaysian Airlines and Boeing Co. The idea behind the petition is to secure evidence of potential defects (during design or manufacturing) that may have had contributed to the crash of the plane. 

The head of Global Aviation Litigation at Ribbeck Law, Monica Kelly, commented:

"Our theory of the case is that there was a failure of the equipment in the cockpit that may have caused a fire that rendered the crew unconscious, or perhaps because of the defects in the fuselage which had been reported before there was some loss in the cabin pressure that also made the pilot and co-pilot unconscious. That plane was actually a ghost plane for several hours until it ran out of fuel."

The lawsuit would seek compensation of millions of dollars for each passengers and will insist the repairment of all the 777 Boeing fleet. 

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