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  • Dec 21, 2014
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Malaysia Airlines flight 370
Flight MH370

Chronological events of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 15 March, 2014, 11:20am
UPDATED : Sunday, 16 March, 2014, 3:57am


7.24am: Malaysia Airlines confirms a jet lost contact with Subang air traffic control at 2.40am after it took off from Kuala Lumpur

10.30am: Families waiting at Beijing airport are told passengers will not arrive

By night: International rescue effort is under way. Two passengers used passports - one Austrian, one Italian - reported stolen in Thailand. Airline does not rule out terrorism



2am: Airline says it last heard from MH370 at 1.30am, not 2.40am

2.43am: Airline chief executive makes first public statement

Noon: Hong Kong Immigration Department confirms 45-year-old local woman was on board



The largest rescue flotilla in Chinese naval history - four warships and five civilian and commercial vessels - speeds overnight to waters between Malaysia and Vietnam. Ten Chinese satellites join the hunt

Night: Airline announces it will give 31,000 yuan (HK$39,200) to relatives of each passenger as a special condolence payment



Two senior Malaysian military officials say missing jet flew for an hour off its flight course and at a lower altitude after disappearing from civil aviation radar, partly explaining why Malaysia expanded search area to include Strait of Malacca two days earlier.

3pm: Malaysian police say one of two passengers using a stolen passport is an Iranian teenager, and release photos of both



Beijing slams Malaysia's "pretty chaotic" and conflicting information as Kuala Lumpur officials fail to pinpoint the plane's last known whereabouts.

Malaysian media report the government has invited a witch doctor to help look for the plane by using a magic carpet, two coconuts and a wooden stick.



Malaysian military confirms spotting an unidentified aircraft on its radar about 1 hour and 20 minutes after MH370's signal went cold. Airline says it has not been determined if that was the missing jet.

Malaysian authorities vow to banish witch doctor if he again carries out a ritual at the country's main airport after the scene draws ridicule around the world.



Investigators are increasingly certain the jet turned back across the Malay Peninsula after losing communication.

International search expands westwards towards Indian Ocean.



Search narrows to two air corridors as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak confirms plane kept flying after it "vanished". Officials also confirm the jet's disappearance was a "deliberate act".


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More than a week ago I emails to Mr Tony Abbott Prime Minister of Australia As well as to the Malaysian Aviation as to widening the search area to the radius of what missing plane MH370 could do with the estimated left over fuel. I have provided further correspondences (published also on my blog www.scribd.com/inspectorrikati as to the plane may have flown to Australia.
As I also have indicated we should have a tsunami kind of warning system regarding a plane the moment it goes missing, this as it could be loaded with explosives and then be used as a flying bomb if not for Kuala Lumpur then for any other major city if this is a political hijacking.
Anyhow, my writings goes into various details which may or may not eventuate. Still, it is better to be prepared than ending up with thousands if not tens of thousands of people ending up being killed if indeed the plane was to be used for political reasons.
Do understand that like anyone else I am concerned about the lives of those aboard as well as to the lives that may be at risk if for political reasons the plane is turned into a flying bomb.


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