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MH370: Straits Times Web Special highlights sea and air assets used in hunt

Published on Apr 9, 2014 8:21 PM
 

The figures alone are staggering: At one point, 26 countries, almost 60 ships and 50 planes were deployed in the search for MH370.

Yet, even with advanced technology, the hunt has been heavily dependent on the human eye.

The fifth chapter of The Straits Times Web Special details the incredible logistics used in the multi-national search party for the ill-fated jetliner.

Titled Lost: Untold Stories of Malaysia Airlines MH370, the multimedia package brings readers up-to-date on the entire incident and latest efforts to find the plane.

Personnel from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) scanning the seas about 140 nautical miles north-east of Kota Baru, Kelantan, for any signs of a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane which went missing on March 8 2014. The figures alone are staggering: At one point, 26 countries, almost 60 ships and 50 planes were deployed in the search for MH370. -- ST FILE PHOTO: DESMOND LIM

Watch as Defence Correspondent Jermyn Chow reports on the air and sea assets used. Also read first-hand accounts from photojournalist Desmond Lim, who joined the RSAF C-130 aircraft on its mission, and journalist Tan Hui Yee, who was on board the Royal New Zealand Air Force P3K2 Orion.

Other chapters of the special focus on issues like the background of some passengers, relatives' reactions as well as the crisis management.

byseow@sph.com.sg

Read the Web Special at www.straitstimes.com/mh370-special

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