Chronology/KL ACC Radar Controller and HCM ACC

MH370 DECODED
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Chronology: Direct Line Communication Exchanges between KL ACC Radar Controller and HCM ACC

This article presents extracts from the Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 which have been selected because the content is a chronology of events related to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Each event in this chronology has been linked to a Timeline Event in the main Timeline articles on this site. This provides a cross-link or check on the well known events.


Table 2.2H - Direct Line Communication Exchanges between KL ACC Radar Controller and HCM ACC

No. Time [MYT] Direct-Line Communication Exchanges
1. 0150:27 -
0150:38
KL ACC initiated the call to enquire about MH370 and HCM
ACC replied: “negative contact.
2. 0203:48 -
0205:10
KL ACC initiated the call query to HCM ACC on the status of MH370.

HCM ACC confirmed there was no radar contact at that time and no verbal communication was established.

KL ACC relayed the information received from MAS Operations that MH370 was in Cambodian airspace.
3. 0237:15 -
0238:40
(See 0237:34)
KL ACC initiated the call and informed HCM ACC that MH370 was still flying, and that the aircraft was sending position reports to the airline.
KL ACC then relayed to HCM ACC the position of MH370 in latitude and longitude as advised by MAS Operations Centre.
4. 0348:52 -
0351:45
KL ACC initiated the call and queried HCM ACC for news of MH370. HCM ACC replied: “Until now nothing
KL ACC suggested checking with the next FIR and HCM ACC advised: “It was SANYA FIR and he had checked with SANYA FIR but no response until now.”
5. 0425:22 -
0429:00
HCM ACC initiated the call and queried to confirm the last position that MH370 was in contact with KL ACC.
KL ACC replied: “The last position we contact that was about IGARI.
6. 0518:32 -
0519:04
HCM ACC initiated the call and queried for information on MH370.
KL ACC queried if any information had been received from Hong Kong or Beijing.
7. 0541:20 -
0541:59
HCM ACC initiated the call and queried for any updates.
8. 0614:13 -
0615:13
KL ACC initiated the call and queried HCM ACC if SAR was activated.

Table 2.2H - Direct Line Communication Exchanges between KL ACC Radar Controller and HCM ACC
Source: Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018