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Canadian pilot helps in search for lost Malaysian Airlines jetliner

Royal Canadian Air Force Capt. Mike MacSween speaks to the media at RAAF Base Pearce following a search operation of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia, Thursday, March 27, 2014. Planes and ships searching for debris suspected of being from the downed Malaysia Airlines jetliner failed to find any Thursday before bad weather cut their hunt short in a setback that came as Thailand said its satellite had spotted even more suspect objects. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
March 27, 2014 - 9:58 AM

A Canadian air force pilot is playing a role in searching for the Malaysian Airlines jetliner that has been missing for nearly three weeks.

Capt. Mike MacSween of the Royal Canadian Air Force has been on exchange with the Royal Australian Air Force for a year and a half and is now leading a crew of 12 in their flights over a huge expanse of heaving ocean.

Malaysian officials said earlier this week that satellite data confirmed the plane crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, but not one piece of debris has been recovered as yet.

MacSween's mother says her son and his peers just want to find something that will bring closure to the families of the 239 passengers and crew who were on flight MH 370.

Karen MacSween also says the 36-year-old Nova Scotia native is proud to be representing Canada.

The plane was supposed to fly from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing but turned away from its route soon after takeoff and flew for several hours before disappearing.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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