Satellites looking for MH370 involved in unexpected find.

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High resolution satellite imagery being used to try and locate MH370 has revealed an unexpected object.

Internet company Tomnod.com has been allowing users to search a database of satellite images to search for debris but last night a user from Hastings located what is believed to be New Zealand’s favourite penguin, Happy Feet.

The user who wants to remain anonymous said they contacted the website about their find.

“Maybe I was a bit out of the search zone, but when I saw that face I just knew Happy Feet was still with us” they said.

Happy Feet was thought to have been eaten by a whale shortly after being freed in the southern ocean.

A rescue mission paid for my Gareth Morgan is yet to be confirmed but John Key is understood to be keen on the idea.

The successful rescue of such a national icon would work well for the government in election year.

Happy Feet shot to fame after being rescued from a New Zealand beach with like threatening injuries.

The RNZMS Bluebird is understood to have been put on standby.

AUDIO: Hijacking of aircraft over Geneva

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An Ethiopian Airlines 767 has reportedly been hijacked over Switzerland.

A code used by aircraft to indicate a hijacking was sent from the airliner and since then it has been circling the city.

There has been no confirmation of a hijacking by authorities.

Audio via LIVE air traffic control indicates there is a a request for asylum.

The flight was from Addis Abba to Rome and Rome Airport have reportedly confirmed the aircraft did not arrive.

Via LIVEATC.NET someone was heard saying they were going to climb out of the window after the aircraft had come to a stop on the runway.

Here is a statement from the airline:
Ethiopian Airlines flight ET-702 of 17 February 2014 – 17 February, 2014

Ethiopian Airlines flight ET-702 on scheduled service departing from Addis Ababa on 17 February 2014 at 00:30 (local time) scheduled to arrive in Rome at 04:40 (local time) was forced to proceed to Geneva Airport. Accordingly, the flight has landed safely at Geneva Airport. All passengers and crew are safe at Geneva Airport.

Ethiopian Airlines is making immediate arrangements to fly its esteemed customers on-board the flight to their intended destinations.

This story is developing.

TRACK THE FLIGHT HERE.

LISTEN LIVE HERE.

Here is some audio I captured earlier from LiveATC.net:

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