MH370 Search Team Followed the Wrong Pings
Officials have concluded that the pings that guided the MH370 search were not connected to the missing plane, according to a U.S. Navy spokesman. After a massive search of 329 square miles of the Indian Ocean, searchers now believe the transmissions were linked to another man-made source and not from the black box. If the pings had come from the plane they would have been located, said the spokesman. The next search phase will involve scouring some 23,000 square miles and will likely be conducted by private companies.