A submarine scouring the floor of the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysian jet had to abort its maiden voyage after descending too deep, providing investigators with less than half the data the equipment was meant to capture.
Investigators had no data to work with or survivors to interview after professional golfer Payne Stewart’s private jet slammed into a South Dakota field in 1999. The cockpit recorder yielded 30 minutes of no voices.
Authorities have expanded a visual search for the missing Malaysian Air jet as a failure to detect further signals from the plane’s black-box recorders deepened concern the devices’ battery power has expired.
Authorities hunting for the black boxes on the missing Malaysian Air jet failed to detect their signals during the latest search efforts, increasing the likelihood that the devices’ battery power has run out.
A fifth possible signal from the missing Malaysian Air jet gives investigators another critical data point to plot where and when to launch a remote-controlled submarine to scour the Indian Ocean seabed.
Net income jumps to $3m from $1.1m yr earlier, Indian Ocean carrier says in e-mailed statement * Annual passenger count reaches 352,474; international pax double to 195,857 * Rev gains 107% to $88.7m * Cargo volume up 159% to 5,529 metric tons * Gains aided by 2nd Airbus A330; orders placed for 3 DHC-6 Twin Otters for island-hopping routes * NOTE: Airline is in strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, which has 40% stake