An Australian university has received new data which may solve the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370’s crash on March 8.
Malayasian Airlines Flight 370 crashed on March 8, and the aircraft has yet to be located despite the largest multinational search and rescue effort in history, according to NPR. However, we might be closer to solving this mystery than ever before — an Australian university may have recorded the moment of the crash with a device that records sound underwater. Read on for more details.
Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Close To Detection?
“One signal has been detected on several receivers that could be related to the crash,” said Dr. Alec Duncan of Curtin University’s Centre for Marine Science and Technology to CNN on May 29.
Researchers are studying the low frequency sounds from the underwater listening device to determine if they can find any sounds related to the crash. However, Alec amended that “[the source of the noise] is just as likely to be a natural event.”
Dr. Alec Duncan: The Sound ‘Appears To Be Consistent With Other Data About The Aircraft Position’
The signals can travel thousands of kilometers through water, Alec told CNN, but the sound in particular that they are investigating “appears to be consistent with other data about the aircraft position.”
Martin Dolan, the Chief Commissioner with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), corroborated Alec’s analysis, but is more hesitant that the sounds could indeed have come from the crashing of the aircraft. “We think that those detections may have been interesting from the point of view of the direction they came, but other characteristics make it unlikely that they are associated with MH370,” he told CNN.
Alec will continue to analyze the sounds at Curtin University, and we can only hope that the mystery of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 crash will be solved soon so that the families of the victims can receive some closure from this horrible tragedy.
— Amanda Mitchell