A squadron based in NAV Whidbey Island has joined the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
A P-3C Orion patrol craft from Maritime Patrol Squadron 46 departs from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan.
The P-3C has long-range search, radar and communications capabilities, which will help in the search efforts.
Flight Mh370 disappeared a week ago as it flew from Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, to Beijing. 227 passengers from 14 nations were on board, including three Americans and one infant.