2 Signals Detected By Search Team of Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370
A ray of hope has emerged after an Australian defence vessel, Ocean Shield has detected two sets of underwater pulses Saturday. The signals first detected were brief until Tuesday, when it reacquired the signals twice. The four signals were within 17 miles of one another.
“I believe we are searching in the right area, but we need to visually identify wreckage before we can confirm with certainty that this is the final resting place of MH370,” said Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, who’s coordinating the Australian operation.
The first signal, at 4:45 p.m. Perth time on Saturday, lasted two hours and 20 minutes, he said;
• the second, at 9:27 p.m. Saturday, lasted 13 minutes;
• the third signal was picked up Tuesday at 4:27 p.m. and lasted five minutes and 32 seconds;
• the fourth, at 10:17 p.m. Tuesday, was seven minutes long.
Wednesday’s effort includes up to 11 military planes, four civilian aircraft and 14 ships. Three of them — the Ocean Shield to the north, and the British HMS Echo and Chinese Haixun 01 to the south — were focusing underwater.
Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014, 33 days ago.