VIDEO: Have they found flight MH370? Search ship detects a black box 'pulse signal' from 3.5 miles bbelow southern Indian Ocean.Submitted by emalvini on Sat, 04/05/2014 - 20:57
VIDEO: Have they found flight MH370? Search ship detects a black box 'pulse signal' from 3.5 miles below southern Indian Ocean.
Chinese air force plane spots '20 pieces of debris'
*Chinese ship Haixun 01 is said to have picked up the signal
*37.5Hz understood to be the same frequency as emitted by flight recorders
*Australian officials confirm that the signal is consistent with a black box
*MH370 went missing on March 8 travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing
*The deepest part of the search zone is 5,800 metres or 19,000 feet
*Teams are scouring an area that measures 84,000 square miles
*A Chinese air force plane spotted around 20 pieces of potential debris
By LIZZIE PARRY and RICHARD SHEARS
PUBLISHED: 07:24 EST, 5 April 2014 | UPDATED: 15:59 EST, 5 April 2014
A Chinese ship that is part of the multinational search effort looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has detected a 'pulse signal' in southern Indian Ocean waters, it has emerged.
China's official news agency said a black box detector deployed by the vessel, Haixun 01, picked up a signal today.
The ship said that the signal it picked up has a frequency of 37.5kHz per second, which is the type that the aircraft's black box would send out.
Tonight, Australian officials confirmed that the signals the Chinese ship detected are consistent with an aircraft black box, strengthening the prospect of a dramatic breakthrough in the hunt for the Boeing
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