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Possible break in search for Malaysia Flight 370 as time runs out

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As the deadline for pings emitting from the black box on-board Malaysia Flight 370 that disappeared in the early morning hours of March 7 approaches, Sunday, April 6 ABC's Good Morning America reported a development in the bewildering month-long search. According to GMA on Sunday morning, a possible break in the mystery of what happened to Flight 370 came from ships searching the Indian Ocean. Three different signals were detected by a Chinese ship and an Australian ship in that ocean, narrowing the area being searched as investigators attempt to, definitively, determine if the pings might be from the black box that had been on-board the missing Malaysian jetliner. Batteries powering the electronic location device are estimated to last approximately one month from activation. Time is running out, as the race to locate it continues, days away from the estimated time the signal will go silent.

CNN reported that the Chinese “patrol ship Haixun 01 picked up two signals, one on Friday and another on Saturday,” according to unspecified authorities. The Ocean Shield, an Australian naval vessel equipped with sophisticated listening equipment, has detected "an acoustic noise" in another area of the same ocean, according to search authorities.

All sources said that although electronic pulses from the targeted signals were consistent with those emitted by pingers on an aircraft's flight data and voice recorders, at this point they have not been verified as coming from Flight 370's black box. New hope surges among the families of loved ones aboard the missing flight as they await some word from authorities.

Click link for an updated Reuters timeline of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

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