Malaysia Airlines flight #MH370 – mysterious underwater sound could be linked to missing plane – an annotated infographic

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.

Should you wish to read our coverage about the disappearance of flight MH370 in full, our MH370 running story page gathers everything together in one place. It is updated dynamically as we add new content to the E&T web site.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Flight MH370: thump
Flight MH370: thump

 

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