Skip to comments.'Ping' detected in search for missing Malaysian aircraft
Posted on 04/05/2014 8:04:53 AM PDT by smokingfrog
A Chinese patrol ship hunting for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner detected a pulse signal in the south Indian Ocean on Saturday, state news agency Xinhua reported, in a possible indicator of the underwater beacon from a plane's "black box".
A black box detector deployed by the vessel Haixun 01 picked up the "ping" signal at around 25 degrees south latitude and 101 degrees east longitude, Xinhua said. It has not been established whether the ping is related to the disappeared Flight MH370.
Xinhua further said a Chinese air force plane spotted a number of white floating objects in the search area.
Malaysia said on Saturday it had launched an investigation into the March 8 disappearance of MH370 that would comprise experts from around the world, while the huge hunt for the Boeing 777 airliner intensified in the Indian Ocean.
Authorities have not ruled out mechanical problems as a cause but say the evidence, including the loss of communications, suggests Flight MH370 was deliberately diverted thousands of kilometers (miles) from its scheduled route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Defense and acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told a news conference that Australia, China, the United States, the United Kingdom and France had agreed to send representatives to take part in the investigation.
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What did Ping detect?
Anish Patel, president of pinger manufacturer Dukane Seacom told CNN: “That is the standard beacon frequency for both so-called black boxes — the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder”.
But other experts cautioned that no confirmation had been made that the signal was linked to the missing plane.
Oceanographer Simon Boxall told CNN: “This could be a variety of things” and that the frequency detected was used by various instruments.
So Ping heard something? Did his brother Pong hear it too?
They should look in a Chinee phone book.
Lots of Pings there.
Wait....this is... this could be..... oh, breaking news..... black box.... never mind.
I feel for the families, they are getting so jerked around.
Chinese eh ???
Probably just a Ping Pong game in King Neptune’s court...
Table tennis anyone ???
He failed to detect a woman running across his street to apologize to a virgin.
“They call her duh Terminatoh! She never lose a case!”
(Hope someone has a photo from Seinfeld.)
Ping detected. Did someone lose their clubs?
Just Give Me a Ping, Vasili. One Ping Only
OK, get a load of this weirdness!
The coordinates given, 25 S - 110 E, are almost directly in the center of the Exmouth Triangle, the Souther Hemisphere analog to the Bermuda Triangle.
To get exact coordinates of the Exmouth Triangle - take the coordinates for the Bermuda Triangle, then substitute North for South to get the latitudes, then subtract from 180 degrees to change West to East in the longitudes.
See here (along with a downloadable KMZ file of the Exmouth coordinates that you can view on Google Earth): https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/gec-fun-games/DMptmHbqrHU