Communications:MH370 Departure Message

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MH370: Departure Message

1. Background

The Departure Message was sent from the Boeing 777 registered 9M-MRO when flight MH370 departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 00:42 MYT on Saturday, 8 March 2014.

A copy of the message is included in the Safety Investigation Report Section 2.2.4 Departure Message of MH370, followed by an explanation of the message code, as replicated below.


2. Departure Message as an Image

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Departure Message

Figure 2.2C - Departure Message of MH370

Source: Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 2.2.4 Departure Message of MH370



3. Departure Message Transcript

The main body of the message has been transcribed below:-

(DEP-MAS370/A2157 -WMKK1642-ZBAA-DOF/140307)

The message is decoded below:-


4. Message Codes and Meaning

1) Message Code of Departure Message of MH370 and Meaning

Message Code Meaning
(DEP (Departure
-MAS370/A2157 -Aircraft identification MH370/Secondary Surveillance Radar Code A2157
-WMKK1642 -KLIA1642 (UTC)
-ZBAA -destination aerodrome: Beijing/Capital
-DOF140307) -Date of flight 2014March07)

Figure 2.2D - Message Code of Departure Message of MH370 and Meaning

Source: Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 2.2.4 Departure Message of MH370