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MH370 ended in Ocean: Malaysian PM

Malaysia Airlines have informed the families of passengers from flight MH370 that the 777 flew south from it’s intended route and ended its journey in the Indian Ocean. The airline said they told most in person or by phone and some were told by text message: Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived. As you will hear in the next hour from Malaysia’s Prime Minister, we must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down…

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MH370 Indian Ocean Day 2: No Trace

Despite a multinational force of planes and ships deployed in the southern Indian Ocean, 2600km off the Australian coast, no sign of the debris spotted by satellite has yet occurred. The search concluded at 7pm Malaysian time and will resume tomorrow Saturday (local time). Related Posts MH370 Search Update Australia MH370 Continues in two corridors MH370 Debris Found? (March 20) 26 countries now in search for MH370 (March 17) MH 370 Map: Two Possible Route (March 15)  Sun rises on a new day in Malaysia (March 8) Malaysia Airlines Missing Plane (March 7)        

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MH370 Co Pilot last to speak….

“All right, good night” The final words from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, “All right, good night“, apparently delivered in a “calm voice”  after the plane’s transmission equipment had been disabled were apparently those of the co pilot. This was revealed by the CEO of Malaysia Airlines. This followed verification of the recording. Related Posts 26 countries now in search for MH370 (March 17) Malaysia calls for help from 25 nations (March 16) MAS 370 could be in 634 places (March 16) No Dangerous Goods on MH370 (March 16) MH370 still transmitting 7 hrs later (March 16) MH 370 Map: Two…

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26 countries now in search for MH370 [updated]

Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia’s defence and acting transport minister at a media conference this Monday evening (Malaysian time) said 26 countries are now involved in the search for the plane (up from 25 this morning and 14 yesterday). The countries are Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Turkmenistan, UAE, UK, US, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. It was revealed today that the Malaysian government have involved the FBI and Interpol from day one, French investigators who worked on the crash of Air France’s Flight 447…

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No Dangerous Goods on MH370

Quashing another rumour, Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said at yesterday’s Media Conference that no hazardous goods were loaded onto the missing flight. Jauhari said that the 777’s cargo was checked and scanned according to standard procedures: “We examined the cargo manifest, it contains no hazardous goods”.  

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MH370 still transmitting 7 hrs later

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 sent its last hourly transmission to a satellite at 8:11 a.m. on 8th March, over seven hours after its last official voice transmission which occurred at 107am. The plane, it is believed, was still flying after Malaysia had first raised the alarm that it was missing. This map released by Malaysia shows two red lines representing the possible locations of the plane at 811am. Related Posts MH 370 Map: Two Possible Routes (March 15) Flying one week after MH370 (March 15) MH 370 Search Intensifies (March 9) Sun rises on a…

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48 hours+ Malaysia Airlines statement

Malaysia Airlines issued their ninth media statement an hour ago noting: It has been more than 48 hours since we lost contact with our flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Key points: Malaysia Airlines is cooperating with the search and rescue authorities coordinated by the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia (DCA). Search and rescue teams from Australia, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines and the United States of America are involved Malaysia Airlines’ has been providing family members with timely information, travel facilities, accommodation, meals, medical and emotional support and financial assistance  Each family has been assigned…

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More on the false passport travellers

There is still no sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines 777 and the speculations and rumours continue to abound. One of which is what role the two passengers travelling with the stolen Italian and Austrian passports might have had. According to the BBC the two men man purchased their tickets at the same time from China Southern Airlines. They had consecutive ticket numbers and were both booked on the same onward flight from Beijing to Amsterdam on Saturday. Then the itinerary for the Italian passport holder continued onto Copenhagen while the Austrian passport holder was booked to Frankfurt. Both passengers…

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Jet may have turned back

Malaysia’s air force chief Rodzali Daud has suggested that the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back from its scheduled route to Beijing before disappearing. He stated “What we have done is actually look into the recording on the radar that we have and we realised there is a possibility the aircraft did make a turnback” Malaysia’s civil aviation chief, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman (pictured), advised a press conference that the search area had now been expanded, to include the west coast of Malaysia.   According to armed forces chief Gen Zulkefli Zin there are now 22 aircraft and 40…

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Sun rises on a new day in Malaysia

Sunrise this morning in Malaysia is at 0722am local time today. With the sun rise comes a bewildering lack of answers as to how one of the world’s safest aeroplanes flown by a five star airline suddenly vanished off radar screens on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.The weather was clear with no warnings. The signs point to a catastrophic event for Malaysia Airlines MH 370.  If there had been a mechanical failure,  the pilot should have been able to radio for help. Did the plane suddenly break up and/or went into a very steep dive, similar to…

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