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The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could soon head to the ocean floor using an autonomous sonar vessel after possible black box signals were detected, the head of the Australian-led search operation said Tuesday. 

A helicopter leaves the flight deck of HMAS SUCCESS as it completes a replenishment at sea in the search for Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean on April 6, 2014

A month to the day since the Boeing 777 disappeared, retired Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston warned that hopes of finding surface debris were fading and that sonic "pings" detected by the Australian naval ship Ocean Shield were the best lead.

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