AFP resumes efforts to help find missing Malaysian plane

The Armed Forces of the Philippines resumed efforts to help in the search for a Malaysian plane that’s been missing for two days and see if it entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

The military will continue to scout the West Philippine Sea for possible clues to the plane’s whereabouts, AFP Public Information Office Chief Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said in a phone interview on ANC.

“Malaysian authorities indicated that there’s a possibility that the plane could have veered into the side of the West Philippine Sea where the Philippines is located. So we are now looking in that area, that is now the subject of the search of our aircraft,” Zagala said.

The AFP has deployed two planes and three ships for the search and rescue operation for the missing plane.

“We still continue to search, however, we failed to find any indication—debris or any other evidence that may put the location of the Malaysia Airline. But we will continue our aerial search again today [Monday], starting this morning,” he said.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 carrying 239 passengers went missing near Vietnamese airspace on Saturday. Authorities are still at lost to the whereabouts of the aircraft.


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