Statement

Arrival of Chinese search and rescue aircraft Perth, Western Australia

22 Mar 2014

Two Chinese military search and rescue aircraft, en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to assist in the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, landed at Perth Airport earlier this afternoon.

Airservices Australia provided both Chinese military search and rescue aircraft with air traffic control services from their entry into the Australian Flight Information Region until landing at Perth Airport.

Both aircraft had filed flight plans with their destination as Perth Airport.

Both aircraft departed a short time later for RAAF Base Pearce.

If required please attribute to ‘an Airservices spokesperson’.