Malaysia Airlines UpdateSubmitted by canucksforpaul2 on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 02:20
Ship detects possible black box signals
'This is a most promising lead,' head of the Australian agency co-ordinating the search says
Underwater sounds detected by a ship searching the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes, an Australian official said Monday, dubbing it "a most promising lead" in the month-long hunt for the vanished plane.
Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency co-ordinating the search, warned that it could take days to confirm whether the signals picked up by the Australian navy ship Ocean Shield are indeed from the black boxes that belonged to Flight MH370, but called the discovery very encouraging.