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    Apr 03, 2014

    UK sub, Peter Jackson's jet join plane hunt


    THE search for Flight MH370 was boosted yesterday with film director Peter Jackson's jet and the arrival of a British nuclear submarine in the Indian Ocean.

    The personal jet of the Oscar-winning director is now reportedly being used in the hunt for the plane.

    Jackson, the director of the Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit movies, has personally approved the use of his Gulfstream G650 in the search, Radio New Zealand said. His spokesman reportedly said the company which operates the long-range aircraft had chartered it to the Australian authorities.

    Despite extensive scouring of the remote waters south-west of Perth where Malaysia believes the jet went down, ships and planes have so far found nothing that would indicate a crash site.

    Britain's Royal Navy said the first submarine in the operation - HMS Tireless - has arrived in the area and "with her advanced underwater search capability will be able to contribute to the attempts to locate the missing plane".