MH370: Underwater search continues, more “pings” detected

FURTHER audio signals consistent with that emitted from an aircraft’s black box recorder have been detected in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Coordinator of the Australian led search Angus Houston said the pulse signals were detected by defence ship Ocean Shield in the Indian Ocean around 4pm and again at 10pm (WA time) on Tuesday.

The latest detections follow two identical signals which were picked up in the same area over the weekend.


The underwater search continues today, approximately 2261 kilometres northwest of Perth, with ADV Ocean Shield at the northern end of the defined search area, and Chinese ship Haixun 01 and HMS Echo at the southern end.


It has now been 33 days since the jetliner vanished from civilian radar with 239 passengers and crew on board while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

The battery life of a black box beacon is known to expire after 30 days.

Up to 15 aircraft and 14 ships are assisting in today’s search efforts.

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