MH370: ‘Pulse signal found’ insearch for missing MalaysiaAirlines plane

A 'pulse signal' has been detected by a

Chinese ship involved in the multinational

search effort for the missing Malaysia

Airlines plane, it has been reported.

A black box detector deployed by the vessel,

Haixun 01, picked up a signal at 37.5Hz per

second today in southern Indian Ocean waters,

according to multiple sources.

The reports said it was not established whether

the signal was related to the missing jet.

It was picked up at around 25 degrees south

latitude and 101 degrees east longitude,

according to China's official news agency


It could be a possible indicator of the

underwater beacon from a plane's black box.

Xinhua further said a Chinese air force plane

spotted a number of white floating objects in

the search area.

The Australian agency co-ordinating the search

would not immediately comment but Malaysian

government sources were reported to have

confirmed the news.

Search teams trying to find the flight recorders

from the missing jet criss-crossed another

patch of the Indian Ocean today, four weeks

after the airliner vanished while en route from

Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on


Earlier, Malaysia's defence minister said the

search for the missing jet will continue 'with

the same level of vigour and intensity'.

Hishammuddin Hussein pledged: 'We will

continue to focus, with all our efforts, on

finding the aircraft.'

He said there are no more new satellite images

or data that can provide new leads, and the

focus is now fully on the ocean search.

A multinational team is desperately trying to

find debris floating in the water or faint sound

signals from the recorders that could lead

them to the aircraft.

Beacons in the black boxes emit 'pings' so they

can be more easily found, but the batteries

only last about a month.

And officials say the more time that passes

before any floating wreckage is found, the

harder it will be to find the plane itself.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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