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MH370 black box may never give up its secrets … even if it isn’t ‘impossible’ to find

National Post | News

The crucial moments of the doomed Malaysia Airlines jet may never be discovered because the black box that records details of the flight may have overwritten key data, experts have warned.

As the search for the wreckage of Flight MH370 was bolstered Wednesday by the detection of 122 “credible” floating objects in the southern Indian Ocean, experts said the black box may be “impossible” to find anyway.

A United States black box detector being towed to the area is due to arrive on April 5, 28 days after the crash and just two days before the data recorder’s pinger is due to run out of battery life.

David Barry, an aviation specialist at Cranfield University, said the pings may continue for an extra 10 days but the signal would weaken. He said the effort to find the box could take years.

“Given the remoteness of the site and the depth…

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