1. EPIC QUEST

    Peter Jackson’s Jet Hunts MH370

    Kazuhiko Morisawa from the Japan Coast Guard looks out of a Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream V aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 April 1, 2014. The last words from the cockpit of a missing Malaysian jet were a standard "Good night Malaysian three seven zero", Malaysian authorities said, changing their account of the critical last communication from a more casual "All right, good night". Malaysia on Tuesday released the full transcript of communications between the Boeing 777 and local air traffic control before it dropped from civilian radar in the early hours of March 8 as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.  REUTERS/Rob Griffith/Pool (MID-SEA - Tags: MILITARY TRANSPORT POLITICS DISASTER) - RTR3JHX3

    Pool photo by Rob Griffith

    Peter Jackson, who directed the Lord of the Rings movies, is getting in on the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, reportedly lending his private jet to act as a communications relay. The Oscar-winner’s Gulfstream G650 can travel up to 8,000 miles without refueling. A spokesman did not say whether Jackson, who grew up in New Zealand, was being paid for the service, or whether he offered the jet, or it was requested by authorities. “Peter would not seek publicity for something like this and would actively avoid it, in fact,” his spokesman said.

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