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CNN) - In what may turn out to be a major breakthrough in the monthlong search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370, a Chinese patrol ship searching the southern Indian Ocean discovered Saturday the pulse signal used by so-called black boxes, state news agency Xinhua reporte.
But the pulse signal has not been confirmed, China's Maritime Search and Rescue Center reported, according to China Communications News, which is the Ministry of Transport's official newspaper.
Houston said the Haixun 01 first detected a signal on Friday Australian time, then when it was not far away about 24 hours later heard a “second acoustic event” lasting about 90 seconds. “In an ocean that size, two kilometers is not a huge distance,” he said.
The acoustic event detected by the Ocean Shield came on Sunday about 300 miles from the Haixun 01’s position, Houston said.
Why do I get the feeling this will turn out to be a dolphins pacemaker.