11:57 am - Wednesday May 24, 2017

Bangladesh to join SAR mission For MH370

 Bangladesh will be the latest country to joint the search and rescue (SAR) mission for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

“Bangladesh patrol aircraft will be launched at dawn while ships tomorrow,” sources close to the development told Bernama.

“All of Bangladesh’s available resources will be deployed to assist Malaysia,” said the source, who did not want to be quoted.

M PlaneAmong the first to join the mission would be two patrol aircraft and two frigates.

“We will begin searching in the Bay of Bengal and coordinate with your (Malaysian) navy to search the Indian Ocean,” he said.

In it understood that the help from Bangladesh is an initiative from the office of Malaysia’s Special Envoy to India and South Asia, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.

The SAR mission for MH370 has entered the seventh day.

There are currently 57 ships and 48 aircraft in the search. Thirteen countries are now involved and with Bangladesh, it will be 14.

Flight MH370, carrying 227 passengers, including five Indian citizens and 12 crew, went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing about an hour after taking off from the KL International Airport at 12.41am Saturday.

It should have landed in Beijing at 6.30 am the same day.

 — BERNAMA


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