Day 17: Planes and ships involved in Malaysia jet search

A member of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force inspects a P-3C Orion before its departure from the Royal Australian Air Force Pearce Base to commence a search for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Perth, Australia, Monday, March 24, 2014. Satellite images released by Australia and China had earlier identified possible debris in an area that may be linked to the disappearance of the flight on March 8 with 239 people aboard. (AP Photo/Paul Kane, Pool)

A member of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force inspects a P-3C Orion before its departure from the Royal Australian Air Force Pearce Base to commence a search for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Perth, Australia, Monday, March 24, 2014. Satellite images released by Australia and China had earlier identified possible debris in an area that may be linked to the disappearance of the flight on March 8 with 239 people aboard. (AP Photo/Paul Kane, Pool)

The Associated Press

PERTH, Australia — An intense search is underway in the southern Indian Ocean for signs of possible debris from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing on March 8. Here’s a list of the countries taking part and what they have sent to help the search overseen by Australia from a military base near the southwestern city of Perth.

AUSTRALIA

Four military P3 Orion planes; four non-military jets; the navy supply ship HMAS Success and navy support ship Ocean Shield.

CHINA

Two Ilyushin IL-76 planes; warships Kunlunshan, Haikou and Qiandaohu; three patrol boats; icebreaker Snow Dragon.

JAPAN

Two military P3 Orion planes.

NEW ZEALAND

One military P3 Orion plane.

UNITED STATES:

One military P8 Poseidon plane.

Copyright The Associated Press

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