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Lost Boeing: Chinese ship detected a signal in the Indian Ocean

Lost Boeing: Chinese ship detected a signal in the Indian Ocean

A Chinese ship involved in the investigation for the Malaysian Airways Boeing reported a "signal" in the southern Indian Ocean, but it is not yet possible to determine whether or not it's connected with the aircraft that disappeared a month ago, as reported by the news agency Xinhua.

The signal frequency was 37.5 kilocycles per second, identical with the relay of the flight recorders. The coordinates of the signal recognized by the tracking device on the black box, which were developed by the Chinese research vessel Haixun 01, are about 25 degrees south latitude and 101 degrees east longitude, according to the news agency. Now it must be determined whether the signal is connected to the missing Boeing 777, the report adds.

The Malaysian authorities consider that, according to data from satellites, flight MH370 sank in the Indian Ocean, off the western coast of Australia, after it turned 180 degrees during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. No evidence has been found to confirm this point where the Boeing 777 might have sunk. The authorities still can't understand how or why the plane disappeared and have warned that only when the black boxes will be found, they will be able to solve the mystery.

The MH370 departed from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when, for unknown reasons, deviated from the flight plan and began heading west, flying over the peninsula of Malaysia in the Straits of Malacca. From that moment it was lost from radar. Satellite images broadcasted last week showed some floating objects, but those recovered weren't from the aircraft.

The discovery of the wreckage and the reconstruction of the beam depending on the currents could help to limit the area of research, which for the moment is huge. The aircraft disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board. Malaysia officially announced on 25 March that it "ended up in the southern Indian Ocean".