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An Australian vessel searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has detected signals consistent with those from black box flight recorders. Australian Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, who is leading the search, said that the defence vessel Ocean Shield acquired the signal twice, once for more than two hours, and called it the most promising lead so far. The plane, carrying 239 people, was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March when it disappeared. Malaysian officials say they believe it crashed in the southern Indian Ocean. Journalist Phil Mercer was on the line from Sydneyhttp://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0407/607203-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-7-april-2014/?clipid=1527463
‘With deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that according to new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean," Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak said yesterday. With those words he ended the anguished 16-day wait for news by families of the passengers and crew on board the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 which vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8. Investigators are still struggling to understand why the plane veered off its route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Meanwhile the hunt for debris continues in the southern Indian Ocean. Journalist Phil Mercer has ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0325/604412-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-25-march-2014/?clipid=1517256
The search continues for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but are we any closer to an answer as to what happened to it? Australian satellite images detected large pieces of debris floating about 1,000 miles off the coast of Australia and freighter and planes are searching the area. So after a full day of trying to find this debris, are we any further on? Keelin was joined from Perth by Phil Mercer of the BBC.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0321/603657-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-21-march-2014/?clipid=1514789
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