S. Korea considers sending 2 aircraft for Malaysia plane search efforts

Park Sae-jin Reporter() | Posted : March 14, 2014, 17:15 | Updated : March 14, 2014, 17:15
South Korea’s military is considering dispatching two aircraft to help in the search mission for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a source said Friday.

The move comes amid mounting frustrations over the failure to find any trace of the plane.

The source said on condition of anonymity that the military is mulling sending the P-3C Orion patrol aircraft and C-130 transport airplane to join the air and sea search efforts for the plane.

The Boeing 777-200, which was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew member, went missing at around 1:30 a.m. on March 8, less than an hour into a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, somewhere at sea between Malaysia and Vietnam. Of those on board, more than 150 were Chinese, airline officials said.

He noted that South Korea has participated in the international search and rescue operations for humanitarian causes.
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