Plane sent to prevent collisions in MH370 search

Last updated 17:50 01/04/2014

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Australia is deploying a modified Boeing 737 to act as a flying air traffic controller over the Indian Ocean to prevent a mid-air collision among the large number of aircraft searching for the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went missing over three weeks ago.

According to an Australian government briefing note read out to The Associated Press by an official, the air force is sending an E-7A Wedgetail equipped with advanced radar to start monitoring the search zone from today.

Ten planes and nine ships were taking part in Tuesday's search for Flight 370, which vanished March 8 with 239 people, including two New Zealanders, bound for Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.

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