Senator Donnelly Visits Ultra Electronics

Published 04/17 2014 10:32PM

Updated 04/18 2014 08:40AM

It's been 41 days since Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared, and still no answers. For the first month since the plane's disappearance, search crews deployed sonobuoys to try and detect pings from the plane's black box. Thousands of those sonobuoys came from a local company called Ultra Electronics.

Senator Donnelly visited Ultra Electronics Thursday to speak with workers about their critical role in the search for the missing flight. These workers are dedicated. In under 72 hours, they produced more than a thousand sonobuoys requested by the Australian Air Force. 

On April 5th, the 122nd Fighter Wing assisted Ultra Electronics, loading 26,000 pounds of cargo onto Austrialian aircraft. The missing plane's black box batteries are likely dead. Search officials say the next step is scanning the floor of the Indian ocean. Right now an unmanned underwater vehicle called the Bluefin 21 is searching for flight 370.

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