PERTH, Australia, April 11 The latest acoustic
signal detected in the search for Malaysia Airlines
Flight MH370 was unlikely to be from the missing plane and there
had been no major breakthrough in the more than month-long hunt,
Australian officials said on Friday.
Analysis of the signal, captured by a listening device buoy
and relayed to an Australian ship on Thursday, was unlikely to
be related to the aircraft's black boxes, Angus Houston, head of
the Australian search, said in a statement.
"On the information I have available to me, there has been
no major breakthrough in the search for MH370," Houston added,
following unconfirmed reports in some media that the black boxes
had been located.
Malaysia Airlines MASM.KL Flight MH370, carrying 227
passengers and 12 crew, vanished on March 8 and is believed to
have flown thousands of kilometres off its Kuala
Lumpur-to-Beijing route and into the Indian Ocean.
(Reporting by Lincoln Feast in Sydney; Editing by Michael