• Kyodo


Japanese and Chinese planes on Monday joined the search for debris in the southern Indian Ocean that may be linked to a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.

The search in the so-called southern corridor, one of the two vast areas identified by authorities as being possible flight paths of Flight MH370, resumed in the morning with a total of 10 aircraft involved. Two Japanese P-3 Orion planes and two Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft joined two Australian P-3 Orion and three civilian aircraft and one U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon.

A number of vessels are also assisting in the search.

Weather conditions continue to play a role in the search effort, with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority saying the weather in the search area “is expected to deteriorate, with rain likely.”

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