U.S. Has Spent $2.5 Million On Plane Search
The Pentagon has already spent $2.5 million on the search flight 370, and $4 has been budgeted for the effort.
The Defense Department has been flying high-tech surveillance planes to assist in the effort. The spending also includes operating costs for ships that have assisted in the search, which has stretched across the South China Sea and into the Indian Ocean.
A Navy P-8 Poseidon plane has been searching the Indian Ocean region where satellite imagery showed objects that may be from the plane. A P-3 Orion didn’t fly Friday but is expected to rejoin the search Saturday.