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Where’s the Plane, Day 10: The Search Grows to 26 Nations



The number of countries involved in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane grew to 26 over the weekend — a “significant diplomatic, technical and logistical challenge,” according to Hussein Hishammuddin, Malaysia’s minster of defense and acting minister of transport.

“Today, I can confirm that search and rescue operations in the northern and southern corridors have already begun,” Hishammuddin said on Monday.

He continued:

During the last 24 hours, the prime minister has spoken to the prime minister of Australia and the premier of China. Malaysia’s ministry of foreign affairs has sent diplomatic notes to all countries involved in the search and rescue operation. This includes two groups: first, countries in the search corridors; and second, countries from which we are seeking assistance and expertise. Read more…

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