Autonomous Underwater Vehicle to Search for the lost Malaysian Plane
As the searching team of the lost Malaysia Airlines plane could not find out any fruitful result, the head of the Australian agency supervising the team declared to deploy an autonomous underwater vehicle in this regard.
The Malaysian Flight MH370 which was bound from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared soon after taking off on March 8 with 227 passengers and 12 crews on the board. All the passengers and the crews were lost without keeping any significant tress of them.
Now, the team of searchers is confident enough that they have got approximate position of the wreckage of Boeing (BA.N) 777, on the basis of four acoustic signals which are spreading out from its black box. The team has pointed out the debris of the plane which is located at some 1,550 km (963 miles) northwest of Perth. By following the signals, they are moving forward to find the wreckage out.
#MH370 is finally found. 2500 kms west of Perth in the Indian Ocean. The Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared over two weeks ago…
— Attrahent (@attrahent) March 25, 2014
Depending on the four signals that were received, the team got a hopeful lead to find out MH370. The experts are now taken the decision not to search for it with the Towed Pinger Locator. Rather, they want to deploy the autonomous underwater vehicle, ‘Bluefin-21′, as soon as possible.
Angus Houston, the Australian search chief, said that some floated oil has been found in the search area, and so, he is hopeful to find some floating debris in the surrounding areas.
Houston remarked, “The chances of any floating material being recovered have greatly diminished and it will be appropriate to confer with Australia’s partners to decide the way ahead later this week,”