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Satellite data points to final MH370 “ping”

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Further evidence Malaysia flight crashed in Indian Ocean

Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia’s acting transport minister, says that satellite data confirming that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 crashed in the Indian Ocean included a final electronic signal that is still being investigated.

Meanwhile, the search for debris in a remote and storm ravaged part of the ocean continues today.

“There is evidence of a partial handshake between the aircraft and ground station at 0019 UTC (GMT),” Hishammuddin said at a press conference. “At this time, this transmission is not understood and is subject to further ongoing work.”

The country’s prime minister, Najib Razak, said on Sunday that satellite-data analysis by the British company Inmarsat showed that the flight had crashed thousands in the southern Indian Ocean. Preliminary analysis of the satellite “pings” had been less specific.

Reuters

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