Australian authorities said Monday that a civilian jet was providing "communications relay" to 10 military planes involved in the search but did not identify it further.
Radio New Zealand said Tuesday it received a tip that the civilian aircraft belonged to the director and New Zealand native, and confirmed with his representatives that the G650 aircraft was indeed his.
Gulfstream describes the 650 as an "ultra-high-speed, ultra-long-range business jet" that can carry eight passengers and a crew of four on nonstop flights of 7,000 nautical miles. Radio New Zealand said Jackson purchased the plane in March 2013 at a cost of about $68 million.
No word yet on whether “Avatar” director