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Chronology: Direct Line Communication Exchanges between KL ACC and Singapore 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 2.2G - Direct Line Communication Exchanges between KL ACC and Singapore ACC

No. Time [MYT] Direct-Line Communication Exchanges
1. 0509:13 -
0511:27
Singapore ACC initiated the call and informed that it was first alerted by Hong Kong ACC who had made enquiries to ascertain the status of MH370.
KL ACC confirmed that it was in contact with MH370 until transferred at IGARI and that MAS on the ground had also no contact with MH370.

Table 2.2G - Direct Line Communication Exchanges between KL ACC and Singapore ACC
Source: Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018

Note: The following events were not included in Table 2.2G.

No. Time [MYT] Direct-Line Communication Exchanges
2. 0633:23 -
0635:03
Singapore ACC contacted KL ACC to check on updates re MH370.
3. 0650:22 -
0654:10
Singapore ACC Watch Manager contacted KL ACC and asked to speak with the Supervisor, but was told he was busy at that time.

Singapore ACC advised that Hong Kong "just sent a AFTN to Singapore to help check they have sent out a detresfa." This was clarified when Singapore said that "I have a detresfa AFTN message sent by WMFC" and KL ACC said "WMFC is from us".

Singapore ACC also attempted to clarify whether there was positive radio and radar contact (after IGARI). KL ACC advised he would call back later because the Supervisor was "taking the playback tape now".