Missing plane’s black box batteries may have died

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A Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft, right, lands at Perth International Airport after returning from the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, Sunday, April 13, 2014. Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airline, meaning the batteries on the all-important black boxes may have finally died. Despite having no new pings to go on, crews are continuing their search Sunday for debris and any sounds that could still be emanating. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

A Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft, right, lands at Perth International Airport after returning from the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, Sunday, April 13, 2014. Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airline, meaning the batteries on the all-important black boxes may have finally died. Despite having no new pings to go on, crews are continuing their search Sunday for debris and any sounds that could still be emanating. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Buddhist devotees holding prayer beads offer prayers for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, April 13, 2014. After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet and Australia’s leader is warning that the massive search will likely be long. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

A Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft lands at Perth International Airport after returning from the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, Sunday, April 13, 2014. Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airline, meaning the batteries on the all-important black boxes may have finally died. Despite having no new pings to go on, crews are continuing their search Sunday for debris and any sounds that could still be emanating. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

A member of Kechara Buddhist organization offers prayers for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, April 13, 2014. After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet and Australia’s leader is warning that the massive search will likely be long. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

A man holds a candle while offering prayers for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, April 13, 2014. After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet and Australia’s leader is warning that the massive search will likely be long. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

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