MH370: Jackson's Gulfstream jet aiding communications with ops aircraft

MH370: Jackson's Gulfstream jet aiding communications with ops aircraft

The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies director Peter Jackson has allowed his Gulfstream G650 jet to be used in the search for missing Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, Sinar Harian reported.

The business jet is among several civilian aircraft being used to facilitate communications between various military planes involved in the search operation.

According to the official Gulf­stream website, the jet is described as having "ultra-high speed capability" as well as being an "ultra long-range business jet".

"The G650 can carry up to eight passengers and four crew in a journey of more than 12,964km," said the website, noting that the jet has a top speed of 1,139kph.

Jackson's spokesman Matt Dravitzki refused to say if the director volunteered the use of the US$69mil (S$86 million) G650, which was bought last year, or was requested to do so by the authorities.

"He does not want any publicity regarding this matter," he said.

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