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Bangladesh joins Malaysian plane search

  • Published at 08:40 pm March 15th, 2014
Bangladesh joins Malaysian plane search

Two frigates and two maritime patrol aircraft of Bangladesh Navy have been deployed in the Bay of Bengal and its adjoining areas as part of a search operation for the missing Malaysian aircraft.

The move came following the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said a press release of the Inter-Services Public Relations.

The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, with 239 people on board, dropped off the air traffic control screens on Saturday, less than an hour into a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

It is one of the most baffling mysteries in the history of modern aviation as there has been no trace of the plane since nor any sign of wreckage despite a search by navies and military aircraft of over a dozen countries across Southeast Asia.