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MH370 pinger locator: Latest update on pinger signal in MH370 search

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In search of the possible MH370 pinger locator, a China ship hasn't been able to positively confirm that ping signals picked up a day ago belongs to the missing Malaysian plane. This update was posted at 7:29 p.m. Saturday and published on FirstPost April 6.

The Chinese vessel detected a pulse signal with a frequency of 37.5 kHz per second at 8:45 a.m. Saturday in the south Indian Ocean, according to news source, Xinhua.

Zhuo Li, an official with the China Maritime Search and Rescue Center, said the ships of China's ministry of transport have covered a total of 136,000 square kilometers by midday in their search. Britain's Royal Navy submarine HMS Tireless joined the search northwest of Perth Sunday morning and covered 1,500 kilometers. This doesn't include the other 10 planes and 9 ships in an exhaustive search for any clues of where the flight MH370 pinger locator could be or any wreckage.

Malaysian authorities believe the plane was deliberately flown in such a way that it evaded any radar detection in its diverted path across the Indian Ocean. No theory has been confirmed in the search for the plane. The same conclusion is announced at the end of the day despite possible new clues that get into the press.

Copyright © 2014 Heather Tooley

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