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U.S. Navy Poseidon Crew Searches for Malaysian Airliner

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. sailors check for debris and other foreign objects around a P-8A Poseidon aircraft, April 4, 2014, on the flight line at Perth Airport, Australia, before the plane takes off to assist in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The sailors are maintenance crew members assigned to Patrol Squadron 16. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Keith DeVinney
  • U.S. Navy Lt. Kenneth Savage performs preflight checks in the flight station of a P-8A Poseidon aircraft on the flight line at Perth Airport, Australia, April 4, 2014, before taking off to assist in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Savage is an naval aviator assigned to Patrol Squadron 16. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Keith DeVinney
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Julio Cerpa, center, speaks with Jon Donnison, left, a journalist with BBC News, and Nicolas Perpitch, right, a journalist with The Australian, about the capabilities of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft, while flying over the Indian Ocean, April 4, 2014, during a search mission for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Cerpa is an naval aircrewman operator assigned to Patrol Squadron 16. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Keith DeVinney
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Herman monitors the radar at a workstation aboard a P-8A Poseidon aircraft over the Indian Ocean, April 4, 2014, during a search mission for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Herman is an naval aircrewman operator assigned to Patrol Squadron 16. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Keith DeVinney
  • U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Brent Nelsen scans the water while flying a P-8A Poseidon aircraft over the Indian Ocean, April 4, 2014, during a search mission for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Nelsen is an naval aviator assigned to Patrol Squadron 16. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Keith DeVinney
  • U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Samuel Judd, left, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Carlos Ibarra search from the windows of a P-8A Poseidon over the Indian Ocean, April 7, 2014, as crews try to locate Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Judd and Ibarra are assigned to Patrol Squadron 16, deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Keith DeVinney
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Karl Shinn looks out the window of a P-8A Poseidon while flying over the Indian Ocean, April 10, 2014, during a search mission to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Shinn, an aircrewman, is 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 Chief Keith DeVinney