Air Force detects signal that may be from missing Mirage-2000

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/11/13
By: Joseph Yeh

Taipei, Nov. 13 (CNA) The Republic of China (Taiwan) Air Force said Monday that it has

Photo courtesy of Ministry of National Defense

detected a signal similar to what would be sent from the black box of the Mirage-2000 fighter jet that went missing off northeastern Taiwan last Tuesday and has yet to be found.

The Air Force said that following a week-long search, its rescue team detected a signal that could have been sent by the flight data recorder (FDR) of the missing aircraft. FDR is more commonly known as the black box.

The signal was detected in the vicinity of where the jet disappeared from radar screens on the night of Nov. 7, but the military was still not sure it was indeed sent by the Mirage-2000 fighter.

Air Force Lieutenant General Chang Yen-ting (張延廷) told CNA that the signal’s wavelength was similar to that sent by the black box of a Mirage-2000.  [FULL  STORY]

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