WPAFB assisting search for missing plane

Wright Patterson Air Force Base (Photo/WDTN Staff)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (WDTN)- More than a week has passed since Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished into thin air and the mystery remains about what happened and why.

They are questions that some experts warn we may never get answers to, especially if the plane is not found.

The search area and the amount of international manpower have both grown in recent days.

On Monday 2 NEWS confirmed that personnel from Wright Patterson Air Force Base are among those searching.

“I think is one of the cutting edge aspects of Wright Patterson Air Force Base. If there is something major that’s happening, we’re always at the table,” said U.S. Representative Mike Turner.

Rep. Turner serves as the Chairman of the House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee and is a member of Strategic Forces Subcommittee.

He would not get into Wright-Patt’s specific role in the search.

“People are engaged, trying to help our government and the Malaysian government locate the plane and try to find the answer to even, what happened,” he added.

2 NEWS reached out to base officials hoping to learn more and received this statement:

“There is an ongoing investigation regarding the missing aircraft and we cannot speculate on what may or may not have occurred. We will not discuss our collection capabilities or assets.”

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