Source: Greg Toppo / USA Today
Family members of a few passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 are pushing the airline to search for the GPS location of their loved ones’ cellphones after saying they’d successfully placed calls to missing passengers’ mobile phones.
A few family members said dialing the numbers resulted in ringing tones on the other end, even though the calls weren’t picked up, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Bian Liangwei, sister of one of the passengers, told the International Business Times that she reached her older brother’s phone Monday afternoon. “If I could get through, the police could locate the position, and there is a chance he could still be alive,” she said.
But industry experts say ringing phones don’t necessarily mean that the calls are going through.
“The ringing is not actually ringing at the other phone yet,” industry analyst Jeff Kagan said. “It’s just telling you that the network is in the process of finding and connecting to it.”
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