The Sri Lankan government has granted permission to enter the country’s aerospace to extend the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft.
The External Affairs Ministry states that search aircraft from Malaysia, Australia, US and New Zealand have been given overflight clearance.
Investigations into the flight simulator taken from the home of the missing pilot of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 showed a software for five practice runaways, including one that belongs to Sri Lanka, foreign media reported.
The search and rescue mission for MH370 has entered a new phase with its areas being expanded to the Northern Corridor, covering Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan until the north of Thailand and to the Southern Corridor – from Indonesia toward the south of the Indian Ocean.
MH370, which was carrying 239 passengers and crew members, vanished from the radar about an hour into after taking off from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport en route to Beijing.