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Planes and ships involved in Malaysia jet search
A look at the planes, ships involved in the search for missing jet in southern Indian Ocean
By The Associated Press
Associated Press
2014-03-26 03:42 PM

PERTH, Australia (AP) -- An intense search is underway in the southern Indian Ocean for signs of possible debris from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing on March 8. 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

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

CHINA

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

JAPAN

Two military P-3 Orion planes.

NEW ZEALAND

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

UNITED STATES:

One military P-8 Poseidon plane.

SOUTH KOREA:

One military P-3 Orion plane.

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