The focus of the search for Malaysian Flight 370, which ended on Saturday, 8 March, has now evolved into a search for a pulse signal. This morning, Tweets from various sources stated that a Chinese ship has discovered a pulse signal. The signal, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhaunet, had a frequency of 37.5 kHz per second in southern Indian Ocean.
The underwater black box locator is being used. It was deployed by Haixum 01. The Associated Press also reported a 37.5Hz per second signal was detected today. The signal was located at 25 degrees south latitude and 101 degrees east longitude.
There is no proof yet that the signal is from MH370. However, CNN reports that this frequency is the same frequency that one would expect for a cockpit voice recorder and flight data reporter.
There were 239 people aboard the Malaysian jet. Three Americans were among those listed on the passenger list.
“It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you … flight MH370 ended in the Southern Indian Ocean,” said Prime Minister Najib Razak on 24 March.
Countries around the world lent manpower and support in the search for this missing plane. Debris has surfaced in the Southern Indian Ocean area but no wreckage has been found yet. The plane had been flying Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
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