PERTH, (April 7) — An Australian vessel searching for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean detected pulse signals twice Sunday night, the Joint Agency Co-ordination Centre (JACC) said here Monday.
JACC chief co-ordinator Air Chief Marshal (Rtd) Angus Houston said the first detection by the Ocean Shield was recorded for two hours and 20 minutes and the second, 13 minutes.
It was believed that the signals had come from two sources – a flight data recorder and a cockpit voice recorder – and they were promising leads, he told a press conference on developments in the search for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 which went missing on March 8 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
However, it was too early to verify those signals as the Ocean Shield was still investigating the exact location of the source of the signal using a towed pinger locator, Houston said. — BERNAMA