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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and Its Changing Timeline
Nearly a week after Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared, officials are still at a loss for what happened to the jetliner carrying 239 people. New details suggest that the flight was in the air far longer than previously thought and deliberate action was taken to divert the plane off course.
Timeline at link.
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MH370 picture exclusive: Pilot wears anti-government slogan t-shirt amid fears he hijacked missing jet 3/16/14
Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a fervent supporter of his country's opposition leader who was jailed for homosexuality - illegal in Malaysia - only hours before flight MH370 vanished with 239 passengers and crew on board, the Sunday Mirror can reveal
Mapped: The 634 runways where missing Malaysia Airlines plane could have landed 3/15/14
Landing sites: The red dots show all the places MH370 could have landed within the search area
Potential hijackers had enough fuel to fly anywhere from Pakistan to Western Australia
Missing Malaysia Airlines MAS Flight MH370 FB Page
In full: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 passenger list
Video of pilot and co-pilot going through security:
WATCH: Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah Appears Last Time on Camera - YouTube
Malaysia Backtracks on When Airliner’s Communications Were Disabled Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, the chief executive of Malaysia Airlines, clarified at a news conference early Monday evening that the communications system, known as an Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System, had worked normally at 1:07 but then failed to send its next regularly scheduled update at 1:37 a.m.
This is a timeline of events based on the information given at a media briefing earlier today.
00:41am: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 takes off from Kuala Lumpur
01:07am: Final signal from its ACARS system was sent
01:19am: Co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid said: "All right, good night" to air traffic control
01:21am: Transponder is turned off
01:30am: Malaysian civil aviation control loses contact with the plane
01:37am: ACARS appears to be turned off
02:15am: Plane is spotted near the Andaman Islands on a military radar
08:11am: Final satellite communication broadens search to two massive arcs stretching for thousands of miles into the Indian Ocean and across vast parts of Asia
Plane may have flown up to another hour after its last satellite transmission.
Spreadsheet of Tomnod maps and coordinates. Useful to anyone wanting to look somewhere specific.
Following is the timeline as the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 enters Day 11.
12.30am: Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan say there had been no sightings of MH370 In their air space.
5.30am: The Pentagon says the USS KIDD will be withdrawn from SAR operations as the search area is extensive and will be more efficient to look for MH 370 using surveillance aircraft.
8am: Singapore Armed Forces has offered Malaysia the help of its Information Fusion Centre (IFC) which has a network of 13 military navies and 51 civilian shipping companies worldwide to locate MH370.
9.30am: Three million people have joined in one of the largest crowd sourcing effort led by satellite operator DigitalGlobe to search the 24,000km MH 370 SAR area as more images are being added daily, including areas in the Indian Ocean.
10.30am: Malaysians in New York gathered for a special 'Hajat Prayers' to pray for the safety of MH 370 passengers and crew.
11am: There is no evidence Chinese passengers were involved in a hijack or terror attack on MH 370 says China.
12pm: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin hit out at those who attempted to discredit the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) government over the missing MH 370.
1pm: United Arab Emirates armed forces will join international efforts in searching for MH 370.
1.30pm: Australia's maritime safety agency said it had reduced its search for MH 370 to a 600,000 sq km corridor in the southern Indian Ocean which is still roughly the size of Spain and Portugal combined.
1.45pm: The turn that diverted MH 370 off its flight path was programmed into the aircrafts computer navigation system, probably by someone in the cockpit, the New York Times reported.
5.15pm: Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein says the SAR for MH 370 has taken a new international dimension.
- Hishammuddin says they are focused in gathering information from satellite, increasing air and technical assistance in the SAR effort.
- Hishammuddin says Malaysia has asked its foreign partners to relook their satellite data.
- Hishammuddin says 2.4 million square nautical miles will be covered under the SAR operation with more assets and assistance from foreign nations.
- Hishammuddin says the priority has always been to locate MH 370 and is bigger than politics.
- Hishammuddin dismisses claims that Malaysia is a hotbed of terrorism.
- Hishammuddin says experts confirm that the northern and southern corridors might have been flown by MH 370 by using satellite data.
- Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman says his ministry has sent out 12 diplomatic notes in the two search corridors and the response has been excellent.
- Anifah says the search for MH370 is a complex issue covering many countries but its good relations gives it a good advantage in the SAR operations.
- Department of Civil Aviation Director General Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman stresses the importance of finding of MH370 to get answers of its disappearance.
- MAS CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya reiterates that the national carrier has given all the necessary assistance to the next of kin of passengers and assures that it will look into their threats to carry out a hunger strike.
- Ahmad Jauhari says the reporting system on board MH 370 was disabled.
Read more: MISSING MH370: TIMELINE: DAY 11 - Latest - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/latest/font-c...0-font-timeline-day-11-1.519754#ixzz2wPl0euPl
Australia's assets redirected on 20th March,2014
Flight MH370's last tracked moments....
Here is a day-by-day look at how the search has unfolded so far:
Missing flight MH370 black box countdown
Flight MH370 disappeared at 1.30am Malaysia time on March 8. It has been missing for:
14 DAYS - 0 HOURS - 24 MINUTES
The underwater locator beacon in its 'black boxes' has a battery life of 30 days, leaving about: 15 DAYS OF BATTERY LIFE
While the black boxes are designed to withstand depths of 20,000 feet (3.8 miles) and may work in even deeper water, the range of the pings is a mile, according to manuals from Honeywell International (HON) Inc., the maker of the equipment. That may make the signals difficult to pick up even if an underwater microphone is over the correct location
Reports are telling us that the plane flew steadily away after its final turn. I think we can assume where the pings hit since the southern flight path leads straight to the debris sighting. See hourly pings plotted in graphic below.
Searches on land near China in case the plane went north, which is merely a mirror of the southern route. Bloomberg.com
Map of areas searched west of Perth, Australia:
Map showing China's reported sighting via satellite of debris on March 22: