U.S. Navy Continues to Assist in Search for Missing Malaysian Airliner

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Aviation Electronics Technician U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Austin Luna maintains an MH-60R helicopter embarked aboard the destroyer USS Kidd in the Indian Ocean, March 16, 2014. The Kidd is assisting in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. U.S. Navy photo
  • U.S. sailors inspect the flight deck of the destroyer USS Kidd during search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean, March 16, 2014.  U.S. Navy photo
  • The crew of a P-8A Poseidon assists in the scan and search for a missing Malaysian plane, March 16, 2014. The crew is assigned to Patrol Squadron 16. The P-8A Poseidon is a state-of-the-art, long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric A. Pastor
  • A U.S. sailor prepares to launch a P-3C Orion in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 17, 2014, before its mission to assist in search operations for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The sailor is assigned to Patrol Squadron 46, which is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric A. Pastor
  • U.S. sailors lower a small boat into the water from the destroyer USS Kidd at sea, March 17, 2014. The Kidd is conducting search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which had 227 passengers from 14 nations and 12 crew members.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Karmowska-Brooks
  • U.S. sailors use hand signals while directing helicopter operations onboard the destroyer USS Kidd at sea, March 17, 2014, as it assists in search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Karmowska-Brooks
  • U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Kyle Atakturk, left, and Lt. j.g. Nicholas Horton pilot a P-8A Poseidon during a mission to assist in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 over the Indian Ocean, March 19, 2014. Atakturk and Horton are naval aviators assigned to Patrol Squadron 16, which is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric A. Pastor
  • U.S. Navy Lt. Joshua Mize completes his preflight checklist in a P-8A Poseidon in Perth, Australia, March 19, 2014, before a mission to assist in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Mize is a tactical coordinator assigned to Patrol Squadron 16, which is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric A. Pastor
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Mike Burnett watches the exterior of a P-8A Poseidon during a high-frequency radio check before a mission to assist in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, March 20. Burnett is an electronic warfare operator assigned to Patrol Squadron 16, which is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric A. Pastor