PERTH – International News – The Australian Ocean Shield has, what the searchers are calling the “most promising” evidence of the Flight Data Recorder from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
“The Ocean Shield has picked up the signal twice, one time for more than two hours”, stated Angus Houston, a retired air chief marshal from Australia who is leading the search.
Houston is calling the information the “most promising lead”.
Houston is adding however, “We haven’t found the aircraft yet and we need further confirmation.”
Malaysia’s acting transport minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, has been briefed by Air Chief Marshal Houston, and said that he is “cautiously hopeful that there will be a positive development in the next few days if not hours”.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing on March 8 2014 with 239 people on board. The Boeing 777 was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared from radio contact.
Malaysian officials have stated that they believe the Boeing jet crashed in the South Indian Ocean.