Crew aboard the Australian Navy ship HMAS Success watch as a helicopter participates in a Replenishment at Sea evolution with the Royal Malaysian Navy ship KD LEKIU in the southern Indian Ocean during the continuing search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370
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Malaysia Airlines plane: 'Significant lead' in search

An Australian vessel searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean has detected signals consistent with those from "black box" flight recorders.

The plane, carrying 239 people, was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March when it disappeared.

Acting Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that there had been a "significant lead" in the search, but warned there were "many steps" to be taken before a link to MH370 could be confirmed.

  • 07 Apr 2014
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