Search and rescue mission by air to find the missing MH370 was conducted relentlessly by air crews from multiple agencies based in Gong Kedak Air Force here last night.
The NST was given the opportunity to observe SAR operations at the air base, and saw the helicopters and aircrafts departing and arriving according to their mission schedule.
It is learnt that MMEA are using three helicopters (two AW139 and a Dolphin), and an amphibious CL415 aircraft.
The Air Force deployed two EC725 helicopters, and these helicopters also carried Paskau commandos clad in complete diving gears for quick rescue should they manage to locate the MH370.
At least one of the Air Force's Beechcraft King Air 200 was also deployed for the mission.
A Beechcraft King Air 350i, belongs to the police's Air Wing unit, was also seen refuelling at the air base about 7pm.
It then departed shortly after refuelling, believed to be heading to the operation area to continue their mission.
The NST was told that the total of 15 aircrafts involved in the SAR mission were divided into several search sectors, which had been widened in stages.
The search areas and their sizes are being coordinated by the incident's Search Mission Coordinator based in Subang.
Sources told the NST that the search party had yet to find any sign of the plane's wreckage.
They, however, found a yellow cloth, initially thought to be a life jacket's cover.
However, checks found out it was not. (NST)