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Missing plane latest
Another potential break in the search for missing malaysia airlines flight 370.
An Australian ship- with an American ping locator - heard two separate signals. The first signal lasted two hours and 20 minutes.
The ship turned and picked up another signal for about 13 minutes.
The two pings were about a mile apart.
Officials say they are consistent with transmissions from an airplane's black boxes.
But the search teams want to hear a third ping that will allow them to triangulate where the signals are coming from.
Then a deep sea search could begin.
That will be the trigger at the moment to launch the autonomous underwater vehicle with a more accurate sonar and potentially a camera for mapping and visually looking at the ocean floor
The batteries on the black boxes were expected to be at full strength only through this weekend.
But the manufacturers say there could be a few more days of solid signals.