MH370: Co-pilot’s cell phone was on – US Official
Posted date: : November 3rd, 2013The cell phone of the 27 years old co-pilot of the MH370 plane was switched on, and he tried to make a call to the mobile phone tower in Penang.
CNN was told that the signal of the phone was tracked from where it was sent, and the cell was looking for services about half an hour after the aircraft made a quick turn towards the west.
According to the NST, the first office made an attempt to call the tower when the plan was on the move.
But the US official who was familiar with the missing plan investigation said that the Penang tower didn’t get any signal from other cell phones.
In the meantime, the US Navy submersibles are looking for the plane under the surface of the Indian Ocean in the south.
According to officials, the search can take up to 2 months in order to scan to whole search area.
On Sunday evening, the Ocean Shield, which is an Australian ship, detected an oil slick. For examination, a two-liter sample was collected, but the experts will take a couple of weeks to analyze the sample.
In a search on Monday, about 15 ships and 12 planes were used. They covered a distance of 47,600 square kilometers.