Wellington - A high speed jet owned by Sir Peter Jackson, director of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies, is being used in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
A spokesman for Jackson confirmed his Gulfstream G650 jet had been chartered to authorities to help in the search for the missing Boeing777-200.
Radio New Zealand said Jackson, who directed the "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" movies, had personally approved the use of his Gulfstream G650 in the search.
The plane is being used to relay communications between military aircraft involved in the search. The jet was not donated to help in the search effort, rather the company which operated the jet had accepted a charter offer, the report said.