Hunt for elusive 'pings' from missing MH370 goes on
Published on Apr 9, 2014 8:24 AM
PERTH, Australia (AFP) - A fleet of ships and planes pursued on Wednesday the hunt for elusive signals and debris from missing Malaysian Flight MH370, scouring tens of thousands of square kilometres of remote Indian Ocean, officials said.
It is more than a month since the Boeing 777 vanished with 239 people on board and time is running out to detect further signals as the batteries in beacons on the jet's black box data recorders reach their expiry date.
Searchers are trying to detect more "pings" from below the waves and have pledged to spend several more days trying to pinpoint the crash site before a mini-sub is launched to comb the seabed.
"Up to 11 military aircraft, four civil aircraft and 14 ships will assist in today's search," over a zone covering 75,423 sq km, Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said.
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