Pings consistent with black box
But ship fails to find them next day in hunt for jetliner
Posted: April 8, 2014 at 5:26 a.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Even as they celebrated the discovery of underwater signals that possibly came from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the authorities involved in the search cautioned Monday that they were still far from confirming the location of the airliner and solving the mystery of its disappearance. The Australian naval vessel the Ocean Shield, equipped with technology on loan from the U.S. Navy, picked up a series of electronic pings Sunday that had the characteristics of transmissions from a plane’s data and cockpit voice recorders, commonly known as black boxes.
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