New signals from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370

Published on : Thursday, April 10, 2014

mh-370-300x210A ship searching for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane MH370 detects two more underwater signals that might be from the aircraft’s black boxes.


This made the Australian official in charge of the search express hope on Tuesday indicating that the plane’s wreckage will soon be found.

The Ocean Shield first detected underwater sounds on Saturday before losing them, but managed to pick up the signals again on Tuesday.

The signals were detected by a towed pinger locator in the area close to where two previous sets of signals were heard at the weekend.


Contact with the signals was subsequently lost, raising concerns the pinger may have run out of battery life.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished March 8 on a trip from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing with 239 people on board, sparking one of the biggest mysteries of the aviation industry.


The search has shifted from waters off of Vietnam, to the Strait of Malacca and then to waters in the southern Indian Ocean as data from radar and satellites was further analysed.

Authorities will continue to try to detect more signals with the towed pinger locator aboard Ocean Shield, an Australian navy vessel, and further refine the search area before using an unmanned submarine, which can only search at a walking pace and covers a sixth of the distance of the towed device.

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