'All right, good night'. These were the last words spoken by the pilot of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 just as plane passed into Vietnamese airspace
Kuala Lumpur: The final words heard by Malaysian air traffic controllers from the cockpit of missing flight MH370 were ‘All right, good night’, it has been revealed.
One of the pilots is reported to have made the comment over radio transmission as the plane passed from Malaysian to Vietnamese airspace.
The flight is then said to have disappeared from radar screens following the comment. The news comes as the first photograph of pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah has emerged.
Malaysian civil aviation officials revealed the comment while speaking to passengers’ relatives and friends a
t a Beijing hotel.
The search for the jetliner, was expanded further into the Andaman and South China Seas yesterday.
A senior Malaysia Airlines executive also said that the airline has ‘no reason to believe’ that any actions by the crew caused the jetliner’s disappearance.
Hugh Dunleavy, the commercial director of Malaysia Airlines, said the captain in charge of the flight was a very seasoned pilot with an excellent record.
“There have been absolutely no implications that we are aware of that there was anything untoward in either his behaviour or attitude,” said Dunleavy.
“We have no reason to believe that there was anything, any actions, internally by the crew that caused the disappearance of this aircraft.”
1. 12.21 am, Sat, Mar 8
Malaysia Airlines MH370 departs from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 227 flyers and 12 crew aboard
2. 1.20 AM
Villagers in the Marang area, Malaysia say they heard a loud crash and saw plane lights in the sky
3. 1.30 am
MH370 is last seen on the civil radar flying over the waters where South China Sea meets Gulf of Thailand
4. 1.45 am
A bus driver in Penaruk confirms he saw the plane’s lights in the sky
5. 1.45 am
A businessman in Kota Bharu says he reported lights in the sky to the cops. This was also last point of contact with the plane
6. 2.15 am
The jet was tracked miles away from its intended flight path, over the Strait of Malacca off western Malaysia
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