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New possible pings detected in hunt for lost jet

1 year ago April 10, 2014 Apr 10, 2014 Thursday, April 10 2014 Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:50:42 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

PERTH, Australia - An Australian official says a search crew hunting for the missing Malaysian jet has located a new possible underwater signal.

The search agency coordinating the search off Australia's west coast says an Australian navy aircraft on Thursday picked up a signal in the same area a ship first heard sounds consistent with an aircraft's black boxes earlier this week.

The aircraft dropped sound-locating buoys by parachute in a pattern near where the signals were last heard.

Angus Houston, who is heading up the search, said in a statement that the plane picked up a "possible signal" that may be from a man-made source.

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