The British ship carrying a black box locator arrives in the area in the Indian Ocean where a Chinese ship reportedly detected underwater signals from the missing MH370.
Australian and Chinese vessels have both picked up acoustic pings that could be from the black box of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, search officials have announced.
Ships searching the vast Indian Ocean for a Malaysian airliner have detected three separate underwater signals and more ships and planes were diverted yesterday to investigate whether they could have come from its black box.
Angus Houston, head of the Australian search mission, said the detections were being taken very seriously as time ticked down on the battery life of the black box’s tracking beacons.
He said the Chinese finding was more promising. A spokeswoman for Britain’s Ministry of Defence confirmed late yesterday that the HMS Echo, equipped with a black box locator, had arrived in the area where the Chinese had reported a ping and it will start its work to find the black box in the next hour.
The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 239 people aboard vanished on 8th March during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.