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April 10th, 2014
04:08 PM ET

Black Box Pinger Manufacturer: Flight 370's black box batteries has 40 days

Investigators got new information that may help them narrow the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Thursday - Australian officials announced that a search plane has detected a possible signal - the fifth so far - from the locator beacons from the missing jet's so-called black boxes.

If the signals that are being detected are the missing aircraft - with the investigation entering its 35th day - how long until the batteries of the black box pingers go dead?

OutFront, CNN's Richard Quest and Anish Patel, president of Dukane-Seacom, the largest manufacturer of black box pingers. Authorities confirm at least one of his pingers was on board flight 370.

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  1. Skip Daum

    Ditch "Pompous Pilot" Richard Quest. He's not an informed aviator and is way too belligerent when insisting that his opinions are sooo correct.

    April 10, 2014 at 7:58 pm | Reply
  2. tim

    How do we know that with no debris and everything else that the black boxes weren't dropped off in the Indian ocean after the fact and the plain is somewhere on land ?

    April 10, 2014 at 7:42 pm | Reply

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