It was reported today by Xinhua News that a Chinese SAR vessel Haixun 01, detected pulse signal of 37.5 kHz frequency at the search location for the missing MH370 aircraft in the South Indian Ocean. The frequency is a standard signal from black boxes or specifically cockpit voice and flight data recorder. Anish Patel, President of Dukane Seacom told CNN that its the same frequency.
The patrol vessel arrived at the new search area north of the 1.15 million square-kilometer patch of the earlier designated search area on Friday.
However it needed to be verified by the SAR Coordination Centre in Perth.
Search and Rescue entered its new phase by moving underwater since Friday with the deployment of a towed pinger locater. Two ships with locator capabilities are searching a 240km (150 mile) path in a bid to retrieve the data recorder.
Personal view: if the aircraft crashed why Blackbox does not transmit any pings. If it really crash in the sea/ocean why there are no debris from floating objects in the aircraft. So the aircraft might still be intact and “invisible” smewhere. My 2 cents.
Stuff reports, “Forensic experts examining the home flight simulator of Malaysia Airlines pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah have found nothing suspicious, collapsing the only significant lead investigators have been pursuing to try to solve the mystery disappearance of MH370, police sources say”.
In another paragraph it mentioned;
Intensive scrutiny of Zaharie’s background has failed uncover any links to extremists groups or terrorism.
Investigations have also failed to find anything suspicious in the background of Fariq, who was due soon to marry another pilot.
Last 54 Minute communication
It was exposed by Telegraph, the last 54 minute communications between the aircraft MH370 and the control tower in the early morning of 8th March 2014, the day it went missing.
The exposed transcript was between the pilot, the control tower and other air traffic controller from 00.25 the time Boein 777-200ER take-off until her altitude reached thousands of feet above the South China Sea. The messages contained general orders fro the air control tower to the pilot and the detail communication starts at 00.36hrs.
A P8 Poseidon, which is checking on objects suspected to be debris of MH370 some 2,500km southwest of Perth, reports radar hits of significant size
PETALING JAYA: A flight crew scouring the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 say that they were getting radar hits of “significant size”, indicating something was below the water’s surface.. SOURCE
Australian Satelitte spotted what might be from MH370 in the Indian Ocean but still need to be verified. Australia through AMSA (Australia Maritime Safety Authority) sent a search team to verify the satellite image.
This new lead spark new hope for the Search and Rescue comprising of 26 nations, the largest SAR team assembled for an air search.
It will still need to be verified when the scout sent by AMSA reached the destination about 2,400 km away SW of Perth in the Indian Ocean. It will take about 4 hours to reach the location. Based on the coordinate the object was spotted somewhere in this area on Google Map.
The first search plane arrived back to Perth this evening, confirming it was not able to find debris. Limited visibility hampered the search for flight MH370.
Norvegian ship Car Carrier Hoegh St Petersburg arrived at the area.
OSLO, March 20 — Norwegian car carrier Hoegh St Petersburg has reached the area in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia where two floating objects, suspected to be debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner, were spotted, the ship owner’s said today. – See more at: themalaymailonline