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Monday April 7, 2014 MYT 4:37:42 PM
by neville spykerman
He cautioned that the search and rescue could not confirm what the signals were from until the aircraft wreckage is found.
"This is very encouraging information which unfolded in the last 24 hours," he told a daily press briefing here on Monday.
Houston said the sounds were heard at a depth of 4,500 meters (about 14,764 feet), adding it could take days before officials can confirm whether the signals did indeed come from the plane.
"Nothing happens fast," Houston said, adding he was much more optimistic in finding the plane than he was a week ago.
"I would like us to find some wreckage," he added.
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