Planes and ships involved in Malaysia jet search

March 30, 2014 - 12:03 AM
Malaysia Plane

Wing Commander Rob Shearer looks through binoculars on the flight deck of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 over the southern Indian Ocean, March 29, 2014. A day after the search for the Malaysian jetliner shifted to a new area of the Indian Ocean, ships on Saturday plucked objects from the sea to determine whether they were related to the missing jet. None were confirmed to be from the plane, leaving searchers with no sign of the jet three weeks after it disappeared. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

PERTH, Australia (AP) — An intense search for debris from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 is underway 1,800 kilometers (1,118 miles) west of Perth, Australia. A list of the countries taking part and what they have sent to help the operation overseen by Australia from a military base near the southwestern city of Perth:

AUSTRALIA

Four military P-3 Orion planes; one helicopter; four civilian planes; the navy supply ship HMAS Success, the frigate HMAS Toowoomba, the ADV Ocean Shield.

MALAYSIA

Two C-130 Hercules planes.

CHINA

Two Ilyushin IL-76 planes; three helicopters; the polar supply ship Snow Dragon; the warships Kunlunshan, Haikou and Qiandaohu; the patrol ship Haixun 01.

JAPAN

Two military P-3 Orion planes; a coast guard jet.

NEW ZEALAND

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

UNITED STATES:

Two military P-8 Poseidon planes.

SOUTH KOREA:

One military P-3 Orion plane; a C-130 Hercules plane.