Search effort for flight MH370 continues after new discovery

Search effort for flight MH370 continues after new discovery

Photo document of hope letter to Malaysia Airlines MH370. (REUTERS/Samsul Said)

cannot be verified at this point in time."
Perth, Australia (ANTARA News/Xinhua-OANA) - The month-long hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continued Sunday after a Chinese ship reported the detection of electronic pulse signals possibly related to missing jet in the southern Indian Ocean.

Some 10 military planes, two civil jets and 13 ships will look for any trace of flight MH370 aided by good weather with a cloud base of 2,500 feet and visibility greater than 10 kilometers, according to the Joint Agency Coordination Center(JACC) coordinating the operations.

The search area is approximately 216,000 square kilometers, about 2,000 kilometers northwest of Perth. It is about 300 kilometers farther from the western coastal city than the area searched on the day before.

Reports overnight that a black box detector deployed by Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01 has detected electronic pulse signals in the Indian Ocean related to MH370 "cannot be verified at this point in time," the JACC said in a press release.

Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01 detected on Saturday a pulse signal with a frequency of 37.5kHz per second in southern Indian Ocean waters.

The black box detector deployed by the Haixun 01 picked up the signal at around 25 degrees south latitude and 101 degrees east longtitude.

Also on Saturday, a Chinese air force plane spotted a number of white floating objects in the search area.

The plane photographed the objects over a period of 20 minutes after spotting them at 11:05 local time. The detection has been reported to the JACC.
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