A Chinese ship has detected a black box pulse signal, which is transmitting a signal at 37.5 Hz per second. There is a slight chance that this may be related to Malaysian Flight 370, but this frequency is used by all rescue devices.
China’s official news agency says 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.
The report says a black box detector deployed by the vessel, Haixun 01, picked up a signal at 37.5Hz per second Saturday at around 25 degrees south latitude and 101 degrees east longitude.
The report said it was not established whether that the signal was related to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
The Australian government agency coordinating the search would not immediately comment on the report.
After week of fruitless looking, officials face the daunting prospect that sound-emitting beacons in the flight and voice recorders will soon fall silent as their batteries die after sounding electronic “pings” for a month.
Malaysia authorities on Saturday vowed that the country would not give up on trying to find the missing jetliner as the search entered its fifth week. Read More