MH370: Planes and ships involved in search

Comment on this story
IOL pic mar26 malaysia mh370 search planes landed Reuters Two Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft used in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 are seen on the tarmac of Perth International Airport, on March 26, 2014. Picture: Greg Wood

Perth, Australia -

An intense search is under way in the southern Indian Ocean for signs of debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that went missing on March 8.

Here is 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 south-western city of Perth:


Four military P-3 Orion planes; four civilian planes; the navy supply ship HMAS Success.


Two Ilyushin IL-76 planes; the polar supply ship Snow Dragon; the warships Kunlunshan, Haikou and Qiandaohu.


Two military P-3 Orion planes.


One military P-3 Orion plane; one civilian plane.


One military P-8 Poseidon plane.


One military P-3 Orion plane. - Sapa-AP

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines