Sounds heard in plane search - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Sounds heard in plane search

Posted: Updated:
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- The head of the search effort for the missing Malaysian airliner says the detection of three separate but fleeting sounds from deep in the Indian Ocean "is an important and encouraging lead."

But retired Australian Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston added a hefty dose of caution that the nature of the sounds has yet to be confirmed or dismissed. The latest sound was heard today. It's being described as an "acoustic event."

A Chinese ship had picked up electronic pulsing signals twice in a small patch of the search zone, once on Friday and again yesterday.

Today, an Australian ship carrying sophisticated deep-sea sound equipment picked up a third signal in in a different part of the massive search area.


Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.