Pings detected in hunt for AirAsia black boxes


PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia: Signals believed to be from the black box data recorders of crashed AirAsia Flight 8501 were detected on Friday, Indonesian authorities said, offering the strongest lead to explain the disaster. “A ship detected the pings. The divers are trying to reach it,” said S.B Supriyadi, a director with the National Search and Agency who is stationed at the search headquarters of Pangkalan Bun. “The location of the ping is reported to be near where the tail was found,” he added.


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