PERTH - There are unconfirmed reports that the black box flight recorder from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been found.
Perth radio station 6PR tweeted the report, citing aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas, according to the Herald Sun.
— News Talk 6PR 882 (@6PR) April 11, 2014
Black boxes of MH370 may have been found. PM to make announcement at 11.45am
— Geoffrey Thomas (@GeoffreyT_Air) April 11, 2014
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who is in China, will give a press conference soon and will address the latest MH370 developments, Mr Thomas indicated.
Mr Thomas is the editor-in-chief of the website airlineratings.com and executive editor of AirlineReview.com.
According to Mr Thomas, the Ocean Shield and the HMS Echo have both left the search area "at speed" and sources had told him there was a possibility they had "triangulated" and located the black box.
He stressed these were unconfirmed reports.