(PERTH, Australia) -- An unidentified object washed ashore in Australia, and investigators are trying to determine if the object is related to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. According to a press release from Australian authorities, the item washed ashore near Augusta, on the country’s southwestern coastline. The news has been shared with Malaysia officials, who are overseeing the overall search efforts.
Authorities believe the jet landed in the Indian Ocean, but have yet to find any evidence directly connected to the doomed plane.
The 777 jetliner was carrying 239 people when it went missing March 8.
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