A New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion has moved to Perth to
continue the search for the missing Malaysian passenger
"New Zealand is committed to playing our part in the
international search effort for the missing MH370 flight. Our
thoughts remain with the families who are waiting for news on
their loved ones," said Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman.
"At the request of Malaysia, New Zealand's RNZAF P3 Orion
will today relocate to the Royal Australian Air Force base
Pearce, north of Perth, to join Australian, US and Chinese
aircraft in the search effort of the southern corridor area,
" Dr Coleman said.
"The Air Force's upgraded P-3K2 Orion is an ideal option for
search missions like this. It has state of the art sensors,
can fly at low levels and remain airborne more than 12
New Zealand sent an Orion to Malaysia last week after its
Government accepted an offer from New Zealand to help with
the international search.