Friday, August 29, 2014   

(Flight MH370) Searchers hope to find wreckage 'in a matter of days'
(04-09 11:17)

A vessel searching for signals possibly from a flight data recorder has once again picked up two transmissions in the afternoon yesterday and late last night.
But the signals are weaker than that detected during an earlier search.
Australian officials said just minutes ago the vessel Ocean Shield picked up signals at 4:27pm local time yesterday and also at 10:17pm.
The transmission picked up in the afternoon lasted 5 minutes 32 seconds and the one last night lasted 7 minutes.
Until wreckage is visually seen, there will be no certainty an Australian official cautioned.
Angus Houston, head of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre said he hopes to wind wreckage from the plane soon.
He said that with more transmissions, "in a matter of days we'll be able to find something on the bottom that might confirm that this is the last resting place of MH370.''
"I'm now optimistic that we will find the aircraft, or what is left of the aircraft, in the not too distant future _ but we haven't found it yet, because this is a very challenging business,'' he said.
But he insisted that "hard evidence ... photograph evidence,'' would be necessary to confirm "the final resting place of MH370.''
The Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 carrying 239 people dissapeared on March 8 on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
–The Standard


   
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