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Il-76 aircraft: US Navy unable to locate suspected MH370 debris

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An Il-76 aircraft operated by a Chinese crew spotted what appeared to be debris, potentially from missing Flight MH370. The mysterious objects were seen in the southern Indian Ocean in the past week. According to WebProNews on Mar. 24, a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon was sent to investigate, but could not find the objects.

'The objects were spotted by the Chinese aircraft as it was heading back to Perth. Drift modeling was undertaken on the sighting. The P-8 was unable to relocate the reported objects.'

Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft flown by the Chinese is a plane of Russian origin. This vehicle can be outfitted for both military and civilian usage. In this case, it was used as part of the search efforts for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. China has used these planes for long-range transportation and evacuation.

The Il-76 aircraft was assisted by a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon, which is one of the world's most sophisticated surveillance aircraft. As mentioned in this article "P-8 Poseidon: Sophisticated Navy aircraft hunts for missing plane," this aircraft was also joined by planes from both Australia and New Zealand last week to aid in the search.

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