Sig­nal falls silent, hope fades in search

Central and North Burnett Times - - NATIONAL & WORLD NEWS -

HOPE sparked by last week’s “promis­ing lead” in the search for the wreck­age of miss­ing flight MH370 ap­peared to be fad­ing on Sun­day night as search teams pre­pared for an­other gru­elling week at sea.

Prime Min­is­ter Tony Ab­bott told re­porters last week he was en­cour­aged by re­ports four elec­tronic pings had been heard but, by the weekend, the sig­nals had fallen silent.

Speak­ing to re­porters in China, Mr Ab­bott said “no one should un­der­es­ti­mate the dif­fi­cul­ties of the task”.

Wide­spread me­dia re­ports that the flight’s co-pi­lot Fariq Ab­dul Hamid had tried to make a call on his mo­bile as the plane passed Pe­nang, af­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion sig­nals had been switched off, were yet to be con­firmed.


SEARCH CONTINUES: Teams spend an­other week at sea in the search for MH370.

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