A pulse signal picked up by Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01 Saturday has not been confirmed as related to missing Malaysian passenger jet MH370, according to China Maritime Search and Rescue Center.
Chinese search vessel discovers pulse signal in Indian Ocean
ABOARD PATROL SHIP HAIXUN 01, April 5 (Xinhua) — Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01, searching for the missing Malaysian passenger jet MH370, detected a pulse signal with a frequency of 37.5kHz per second in southern Indian Ocean waters Saturday.
A black box detector deployed by the Haixun 01 picked up the signal at around 25 degrees south latitude and 101 degrees east longtitude. It is yet to be established whether it is related to the missing jet.
A Chinese air force plane searching for missing Malaysian passenger jet MH370 spotted a number of white floating objects in the search area Saturday.
The plane photographed the objects over a period of 20 minutes after spotting them at 11:05 local time.
An Australian pilot on board the plane reported the information to the Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC), which is coordinating the massive multinational search in the southern Indian Ocean.
The plane, taking off at 6:04, was the first to leave Perth International Airport for the day’s seach schedule. It arrived at the designated area, about 2,700 kilometers from Perth, at 09:55.
Search conditions were difficult with gales of 4-5 m/sec, waves of 1 to 2 meters and a cloud ceiling of about 200 meters.
The plane returned to the airport at 14:20.