Flight MH370’s Black Box Might Have Been Found

Australian and international vessels searching an area off the coast of Western Australia found what they describe as the “most promising lead yet” in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: search crews have maintained not one but two signals between their systems and what is believed to be a black box flight recorder.

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A pinger locator deployed by Australian vessel, Ocean Shield, picked up a signal which search crews have described as consistent with that of a black box flight recorder.

A “black box” takes recordings of various flight data connected with a plane, and if found may give an indication as to why Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished.

The Ocean Shield’s pinger picked up and maintained two signals in the area: one maintained for 13 minutes, and the other for a full two hours.

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