Australian ship follows signals leading to the black boxes
Yesterday, an Australian ship found two signals that could belong to the black boxes of the plane of Malaysia Airlines, a month after its disappearance. They still have hopes of sending unmanned submersible to decipher the mystery that seems to have claimed the lives of 239 people.
Angus Houston, Chief of the Joint Coordination Center Agencies, said: “Unless there is another transmission, it will not be deployed” at a press conference at the Australian base Pearce.
“We need another transmission to better define the area. Then we have to go down, look and look for evidence to confirm where the plane is” he added.
“What we need now is confirmation in terms of finding something visually. Some rest, maybe in the ocean, or some in the surface.”
Today marks one month of its disappearance on March 8. The chances of finding the black boxes decrease each time, since the life of its batteries is approximately 30 to 45 days.
The search for signals is carried out at about 4,500 feet deep in a wide sea area located about 2,000 kilometers from Australia’s west coast.
The Boeing 777 took off from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board heading to Beijing on the morning of March 8 and disappeared from radar about 40 minutes after takeoff.