Sound of Flight MH370 plunging into ocean may have been picked up by underwater listening devices
The noise would place the Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur-to-Beijing flight in the central Indian Ocean, 3,000 miles from the Western Australia coast
The sound of missing flight MH370 plunging into the ocean may have been picked up by underwater listening devices, it has been revealed.
A “dull oomph“ was captured by seabed monitors 10 minutes after the Malaysia Airways jet lost radio contact on March 8.
If it did come from the Boeing 777, which had 239 passengers and crew on board, searchers have been scouring the wrong area.
The noise would place the Kuala Lumpur-to-Beijing flight in the central Indian Ocean, 3,000 miles from the Western Australia coast.
Dr Alec Duncan, at the Centre for Marine Science and Technology, said: “One signal has been detected that could be the crash.
“It’s not even really a thump sort of a sound — it’s more of a dull oomph.“
“The sound was heard very approximately 5,000km from Cape Leeuwin. It’s a very rubbery number.“
But he said they were only 10% sure the noise could have come from MH370 as it hit the ocean, or the plane imploding as it sank.
“We’ve been very up front that this is fairly unlikely to be revealed as MH370,“ he added.
“But I think it will be reassuring to families to know people are beavering away in the background.
"Despite the fact what we’ve found is not going to help a lot.“ （mirror.co.uk）