SINGAPORE, March 12 — Singapore continues to help the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which enters its fifth day, said the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).
It said local television Channel NewsAsia (CNA) Singapore flew on board its C130 aircraft to find out more on what went on behind the scenes.
“They also spoke to our Mission Commander for yesterday’s search and locate operations to find out more about the challenges on conducting the mission,” RSAF said in its Facebook posting today.
Captain Reuel Yeow of 122 Squadron that operates the C130 Hercules aircraft said: “It’s a 10-hour flight that we flew today. So fatigue was one issue that we had to deal with, and of course the hot sun didn’t make it any easier.
“So maintaining focus over the whole 10-hour duration and trying to search as detailed as possible was one of the big challenges,” he added. The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) have been assisting in the search-and-locate (SAL) operation for a missing Beijing-bound MAS plane since Saturday when it first deployed RSAF C-130.
On Sunday, the republic assisted with additional assets namely two other RSAF C-130 aircraft, a Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Formidable-class frigate (RSS Steadfast), with a Sikorsky S-70B naval helicopter on board, a submarine support and rescue vessel with divers on board as well as a Missile Corvette (RSS Vigour). — Bernama