MH370: Pinger pulses received again, hopes rise

Malaysian Airline
Kuala Lumpur, April 9: The electronic 'pings' that were presumed to be from the black box of the doomed MH 370 were received yet again after they stopped since Saturday. The pinger went silent for the next three days, much to the botheration of the searchers as without the pings, search operations would be even more difficult in the deep waters of the Indian Ocean.

Last Tuesday, the Australian Ship Ocean Shield found fresh signals in the same broad area. Interestingly, the two set of signals-2 on Saturday and 2 on Tuesday were within 17 miles of each other, as calculated by researchers.

Air Chief Marshal Agnus Houston, who is coordinating the Australian operation said,"I believe we are searching in the right area, but we need to visually identify wreckage before we can confirm with certainty that this is the final resting place of MH370."

The second piece of good news is that the oceanographers have confirmed that the signals are not natural occurances (as some marine animals make similar sounds) and are likely to be emanated from some electronic device.

The ill-fated airline MH 370 went missing from international radars on its way to Beijing on March 8. Many theories have been investigated, but the latest ones suggest that it may have gone down in the southern Indian Ocean.

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