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Aircraft and ships race against time in MH370 search as black box batteries run out today

Published on Apr 7, 2014 11:49 AM
An Australian Air Force Orion takes off from Pearce Airbase in Bullsbrook, 35km north of Perth, to join the hunt for MH370 in the Indian Ocean on April 6, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 special report

PERTH (AFP) - A sea and air fleet is scouring the vast Indian Ocean for further underwater signals in the hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 as the plane's black box batteries reach the end of its advertised battery life on Monday.

Up to nine military planes, three civil planes and 14 ships are taking part in Monday's operation, Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said.

Three separate signals have been detected in the past days, raising hopes of solving the mystery of the plane, which disappeared on March 8 with 239 passengers and crew members on board.

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