Monday, Oct 20, 2014

Search for MH370 LIVE: India deploys two reconnaissance aircraft to trace the missing plane

In this photo provided by the Australia Defence Department, Royal Australian Air Force Loadmasters Sgt. Adam Roberts, left, and Flight Sgt. John Mancey, launch a Self Locating Data Marker Buoy from a C-130J Hercules aircraft in the southern Indian Ocean as part of the Australian Defence Force's assistance to the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. (AP) In this photo provided by the Australia Defence Department, Royal Australian Air Force Loadmasters Sgt. Adam Roberts, left, and Flight Sgt. John Mancey, launch a Self Locating Data Marker Buoy from a C-130J Hercules aircraft in the southern Indian Ocean as part of the Australian Defence Force's assistance to the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. (AP)
Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: March 23, 2014 10:53 am | Updated: March 23, 2014 4:05 pm

Get all the latest updates on the missing Malaysian Airlines throughout the day:

4:00 pm: France on Sunday provided Malaysia with satellite images of objects that could be from a passenger jet that went missing more than two weeks ago, the latest word of such images that officials are hoping will help solve one of the world’s great aviation mysteries.

READ MORE: FRANCE HAS IMAGES OF POSSIBLE JET DEBRIS

2:55 pm: India today deployed two long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to help trace the Malaysian plane that mysteriously went missing over two weeks ago, carrying 239 people on board.

READ MORE: INDIAN AIRCRAFTS JOIN RESCUE OPS FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIA PLANE

2:01 pm: Here’s a list of the countries taking part and what they have sent to help the search overseen by Australia from a military base near the southwestern city of Perth.

AUSTRALIA

Two military P3 Orion planes; four non-military jets; the navy supply ship HMAS Success.

A Royal Australia Air Force AP-3C Orion leaves the RAAF Pearce Air Base. (AP) A Royal Australia Air Force AP-3C Orion leaves the RAAF Pearce Air Base. (AP)

CHINA

Two Ilyushin IL-76 planes; warships Kunlunshan, Haikou and Qiandaohu; icebreaker Snow dragon.

A Chinese Ilyushin IL-76s aircraft sit on the tarmac at RAAF Pearce base ready to join the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Perth, Australia. (AP) A Chinese Ilyushin IL-76s aircraft sit on the tarmac at RAAF Pearce base ready to join the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Perth, Australia. (AP)

JAPAN

Two P3 Orion planes.

NEW ZEALAND

One military P3 Orion plane.

A Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion military plane picks up speed on the runway on its way to taking off at Pearce Airbase near Perth. (AP) A Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion military plane picks up speed on the runway on its way to taking off at Pearce Airbase near Perth. (AP)

UNITED STATES

One military P8 Poseidon plane.

12:51 pm: Australia said there was “increasing hope” of a breakthrough in locating the missing Malaysian jet as a wooden cargo pallet was spotted in a continued…

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