While it has been deemed unlikely that the deep-sea pings picked up by search teams in April originated from the black boxes of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a new sound has now piqued the curiosity of Australian researchers.
The researchers have released data about an underwater sound that could possibly be linked to the final moments of the missing jetliner. A broad rectangular area in the Indian Ocean, some distance north of the previous search areas, has been outlined as the location of a “loud thump” sound recorded by undersea receivers. The sound was captured around the time that the plane is believed to have crashed.
Investigators are taking this discovery seriously, reasoning a 25-30 per cent likelihood that this sound is linked to the disappearance of flight MH370.
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