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.
Queensland’s premier urged residents to remain vigilant as a weakened Cyclone Ita moved across the Australian state’s north with winds of 120 kilometers (75 miles) an hour. No deaths or injuries have been reported.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, having called Japan his country’s closest friend in Asia, will seek this week to overcome Chinese unease about his loyalties in a region beset by territorial tensions.
A Chinese ship hunting for the Malaysian jet that vanished March 8 detected a second, longer unidentified signal as an international fleet tries to find the plane before its black boxes' 30-day power supply runs out.
Crews hunting for the missing Malaysian airliner extended the search to beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean, listening for pings from beacons on the plane’s black boxes before the onboard batteries fail.
Crews hunting for the missing Malaysian jet extended the search to beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean, listening for pings from beacons on the plane’s black boxes before the onboard batteries fail.