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MH370 investigators will likely soon come to a conclusion based on electronic evidence
By Shepard Ambellas
(INTELLIHUB) In a recent press conference held for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370, Angus Houston, Australian Chief of Defense Force Air Chief Marshal, announced that at least 4 electronic transmissions (pings) were thought to have been received by the Australian Defense vessel Ocean Shield in recent days.
Although the 75,000 km search zone is rather large, Houston remains confident that search crews are on the right track as they have started to focus on a more specific swath, a much more “manageable search area on the ocean floor”. Of the four transmissions, Houston pointed out that two were detected for at least 5 seconds.
The decision to scour a smaller portion of the ocean floor was made after search crews confirmed from a data analysis that signals were detected bearing a distinct “33.331 kHz” that was “constantly pulsing” at 1.106 second intervals. Experts from the Australian Joint Acoustic Analyst Center in South Whales conclude that the source of the signal was not of “natural origin” and was “sourced from specific electronic equipment”, i.e. a black box.
Houston also stated during the press conference, “For the sake of the 239 families, this absolutely is imperative” to bring closure.
However some, including family members of the missing, are still questioning the validity of the information as no debris from the plane has been found as of yet.
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