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Students return from search for missing plane

By Katie Weiss

Nursing student Laura Wright has returned to her studies after volunteering in the search to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 Nursing student Laura Wright has returned to her studies after volunteering in the search to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370

A Charles Darwin University student who helped search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 says volunteering is especially rewarding.

The 18-year-old Bachelor of Nursing student, Laura Wright, was the youngest person in her team of four Northern Territory Emergency Services volunteers from Darwin to join the search off the West Australian coast.

This was the first time Laura had been in the field as an SES volunteer because the age requirement was 18 and above.

“I highly recommend volunteering because it’s an extremely rewarding thing to do,” she said.

Laura practised searching from the air in a police plane in Alice Springs as part of the NTES training.

She said she chose to volunteer in the search to help in the global effort and to gain air observing experience.

Laura said she hoped to work in remote health once she graduated.

Exercise and Sport Science student Karl Kratschmer also assisted in the search for the missing flight MH370 as an NTES volunteer.