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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Amid high-tech hunt, sailors scan seas for jet

A P-3C Orion prepared to launch in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Monday for its mission to assist in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew. The jetliner vanished March 8.
The P-3C surveillance aircraft is based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.