- A total of six countries are now assisting in the search and recovery operation – Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea.
- The search area is split into three areas covering a cumulative 80,000 square kilometres.
- Weather conditions improve.
- HMAS Success travels back to the search area to conduct a surface sweep for objects of interest at the location pinpointed by a RAAF P3 Orion on Monday.
- Chinese polar supply ship Xue Long also arrives on scene.
- The search today involves 12 aircraft, including: one Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft from China, a P3 Orion from Japan, a P3 Orion from the Republic of Korea, two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P3 Orion, a United States Navy P8 Poseidon, and a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion and five civil aircraft.
- 34 SES volunteers from WA are air observers on board the civil aircraft.
- AMSA received satellite information from the Malaysia Remote Sensing Agency on 26 March. The positions indicated are within Wednesday's search area.
- Unrelated to that satellite information, three objects are spotted by two aircraft, but are unable to be relocated.
- Meanwhile, Prime Minister Tony Abbott meets with the Australian families of those lost on MH370. He also gives a message of condolence to the families in Parliament. The families are briefed at AMSA and given a tour of the RCC.
Air and maritime search operations
Source: Department of Defence
A Japan Maritime Self Defense Force member marshalls a P3-C Orion, as it prepares to depart RAAF Base Pearce for possibly the last Japanese air search mission for MH370.
The crew of HMAS SUCCESS attend an Anzac Day dawn service held whilst the ship is deployed on Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in search of evidence of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Flying Officer (FLGOFF) James Tobin, a co-pilot with the No. 92 Wing Detachment deployed on Operation Southern Indian Ocean, at the controls of an AP-3C Orion. FLGOFF Tobin is posted to No. 11 Squadron, at RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia.
Leading Seaman Aircrewman Joel Young mans the doorway of HMAS Toowoomba's S-B70-2 Seahawk helicopter during Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN - the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Lieutenant Raina Taggart uses the range finder binoculars to gauge the distance to HMAS Success from the starboard bridge wing of HMAS Toowoomba during preparations for a Replenishment at Sea during Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.
Chris Minor from Phoenix International steadies the Phoenix Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Artemis as the AUV was craned off the deck of Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Crew of HMAS SUCCESS enjoy freshly made hot cross buns as HMAS SUCCESS spends the Easter period at sea on Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.
A Port Services berthing party stand at ease and prepare for Malaysian Navy Ship KD Lekiu to come alongside at Fleet Base West, Garden Island, in Western Australian.
Royal Malaysian Navy Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Dato' Abd Hadi bin A. Rashid speaks to the Royal Malaysian Air Force Detachment on his visit to the RAAF Base Pearce.
Commanding Officer of the Chinese Coast Guard vessel Haixun 01, Captain Jiang Long (right), briefs (from the left) Senior Colonel Ma Liedong, Staff Officer Sub-Lieutenant Phillip Wagner, and Commander Joint Task Force 658, Commodore Peter Leavy, RAN about the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 while the ship was in port at Albany, Western Australia.
Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Atlanta Heysen, carries out damage control board plotting in the Machinery Control Room onboard HMAS Toowoomba, during Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN, in search of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Boatswain's Mate, Able Seaman Morgan Macdonald stands by on the port rigid hull inflatable boat to launch as HMAS Perth transits through the Southern Indian Ocean as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN, HMAS Perth is in search of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
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