US Navy adds destroyer for Malaysian jetliner's search

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Washington, March 11: The US Navy said Monday it has dispatched one more Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer to join the multinational search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

The USS Kidd, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, will join the USS Pinckney in the search efforts of the missing Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Xinhua reported.

The USS Kidd brings its two MH-60R Seahawk helicopters designed for search and rescue, as well as anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, surveillance, communications relay, naval gunfire support and logistics support, the Navy said.

34 planes and 10 ships from 10 nations have been deployed to trace the plane

The Boeing 777 with 239 people aboard lost contact with the ground and disappeared early Saturday when it was flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Five Indians were also on board.

Thirty-four planes, 40 ships and search team from 10 nations have been deployed to trace the missing plane. China has also pressed into action 10 high-resolution satellites to locate the aircraft in and around the South China Sea region (read here).

IANS

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