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Day 001: Saturday, 8 March 2014




News Summary

5:30 AM
ARCC is established and efforts to find flight MH370 begins
11:00 AM
MAS CEO confirmed MH370 lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am.
2:30 PM
Acting Minister of Transport of Malaysia announced the setting up of the Operations Coordinating Centre (OCC) to efficiently manage SAR efforts amongst all relevant agencies.
3:30 PM
Vietnam lent 3 airplanes and 1 helicopter to the SAR effort. Philippines joins in with 3 navy ships and 2 aircraft. Singapore also sends in its aircraft, helicopter and navy frigate.
7:00 PM
PM Najib Razak announced that MH370 SAR efforts will be widened as well as the increase of assets involved
9:30 PM
Reiteration of the expansion of SAR area for MH370

Source: DCA (Malaysia) - Interactive Timeline




Media Statements

Saturday, March 08, 07:30 AM MYT +0800 Media Statement - MH370 Incident released at 7.24am


Sepang, 8 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 has lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today (8 March 2014).

Flight MH370, operated on the B777-200 aircraft, departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am on 8 March 2014. MH370 was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am the same day. The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members.

Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.

The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. Meanwhile, the families may contact +603 7884 1234 for further info.


      (2014年3月8日雪邦讯)马来西亚航空公司证实MH370航班于2014年3月8日凌晨2点40分与苏邦空中交通管制台失去联系。

        MH370航班由波音777-200机型执飞,于2014年3月8日凌晨0点41分由吉隆坡起飞,预计今晨6点30份抵达北京。该航班运载227名旅客(包括2名婴儿)及12名机组人员。

 马来西亚航空公司目前正与搜寻与救援机构通力合作以确定飞机位置。

  航空公司将会根据事件进展及时提供最新讯息。公众可以联络+603 7884 1234了解更多信息。

Source: Malaysia Airlines MAS-MS1-001-ZH




Saturday, March 08, 09:05 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 2nd Media Statement


We deeply regret that we have lost all contacts with flight MH370 which departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing. The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time. Subang Air Traffic Control reported that it lost contact at 2.40am (local Malaysia time) today.

Flight MH370 was operated on a Boeing B777-200 aircraft. The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 13 different nationalities. Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft. Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew.

Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members. The airline will provide regular updates on the situation.

The public may contact +603 7884 1234. For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

For the next-of-kin, please inform them to to Anjung Tinjau, Level 5, KLIA. Our staff will be there to assist. Transport will be provided to go to the South Support Zone Facility building for the next-of-kin.

Or next-of-kin may head straight to the Support Facility Building at KLIA’s South Support Zone.



      (2014年3月8日雪邦讯)马来西亚航空公司对与MH370航班失去所有联系的事件深表遗憾。该航班于今天凌晨0点41分由吉隆坡起飞前往北京,原计划于北京时间早晨6点30份抵达北京首都国际机场。苏邦空中交通管制台证实该航班于今天凌晨2点40分(马来西亚时间)与管制台失去联系。

       MH370航班由波音777-200机型执飞,该航班总共运载239人,包括227名乘客(2名婴儿)及12名机组人员,航班的乘客来自于13个国家。马来西亚航空公司目前正与搜寻与救援机构通力合作以确定飞机位置。工作人员正在与乘客和机组人员的亲属联系。

       航空公司与紧急工作组及有关当局紧密合作,提供全力支持。航空公司将会根据事件进展及时提供最新讯息。

       公众可以联络+603 7884 1234

媒体可以联络+603 8777 5698 / +603 8787 1276.

Source: Malaysia Airlines MAS-MS2-001-ZH




Saturday, March 08, 10:30 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 3rd Media Statement


Ladies and Gentlemen, we are deeply saddened this morning with the news on MH370.

Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 had lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today. There has been speculation that the aircraft has landed at Nanming. We are working to verify the authenticity of the report and others.

Flight MH370 was operated on a Boeing 777-200 aircraft. It departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing. The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time. 

The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 14 different nationalities - citizens from:-

1.    China / Taiwan – 152, 1 infant / 1

2.    Malaysia - 38

3.    Indonesia - 7

4.    Australia - 6

5.    France - 3

6.    United States of America – 3 pax plus 1 infant

7.    New Zealand - 2

8.    Ukraine - 2

9.    Canada - 2

10.  Russia - 1

11.  Italy - 1

12.  India - 5

13.  Netherlands - 1

14.  Austria - 1

We are working with authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.

Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew.

The flight was piloted by Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a Malaysian aged 53. He has a total flying hours of 18,365hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981. First officer, Fariq Ab.Hamid, a Malaysian, is aged 27. He has a total flying hours of 2,763 hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 2007.

Our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.

The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. The public may contact +603 7884 1234. For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

Next-of-kin may head to the Support Facility Building at KLIA’s South Support Zone. For directions, call 03 8787 1269. 


女士们,先生们,

 

       我们对今晨发生MH370航班事件深表遗憾。

 

      马来西亚航空公司证实MH370航班于今天凌晨2点40分与苏邦空中交通管制台失去联系。目前有推测该客机在Nanming地区降落,我们正在和有关当局证实该信息的真实性。

 

      MH370航班由波音777-200机型执飞,该航班于今天凌晨0点41分由吉隆坡起飞前往北京,原计划于北京时间早晨6点30分抵达北京首都国际机场。

 

      该航班总共运载239人 - 其中包括227名旅客(2名婴儿)及12名机组人员。航班的乘客来自于14个地区。

1.     中国内地152成人及1婴儿 / 中国台湾1人

2.     马来西亚 – 38人

3.     印度尼西亚 – 7人

4.     澳大利亚 – 6人

5.     法国 – 3人

6.     美国 – 3成人及1婴儿

7.     新西兰 – 2人

8.     乌克兰 – 2人

9.     加拿大 – 2人

10.  俄罗斯 – 1 人

11.  意大利 – 1 人

12.  印度 – 5人

13.  荷兰 – 1 人

14.  奥地利 – 1人

       

      马来西亚航空公司目前正与搜寻与救援机构通力合作以确定飞机位置。工作人员正在与乘客和机组人员的亲属联系。

 

      该航班机长为Zaharie Ahmad Shah,马来西亚籍,年龄53岁,总计飞行时间18,365小时,于1981年加入马航;副驾驶为Fariq Ab.Hamid,马来西亚籍,年龄27岁,总计飞行时间2,763小时,2007年加入马航。

 

       航空公司与紧急工作组及有关当局紧密合作,提供全力支持。航空公司将会根据事件进展及时提供最新讯息。

       公众可以联络+603 7884 1234

       媒体可以联络+603 8777 5698 / +603 8787 1276

Source: Malaysia Airlines MAS-MS3-001-ZH




Saturday, March 08, 02:30 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident update as 2.30pm


We regret to announce that Subang Traffic Control lost contact with flight MH370 at 2:40 am today.

We are currently working with international authorities on the search and rescue mission and as at 1400 hours, 08 March 2014, we have no information on the location of the aircraft.  

MH370 is a Boeing 777-200 aircraft on a code share with China Southern Airlines. It departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am today for Beijing. The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time. The flight had a total number of 227 passengers and 12 crew members. The passengers were from 14 different countries, most of whom are from China.

Our team is currently calling family members of passengers to keep them updated on the situation and our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and the authorities. We are sending a MH team to support the families of passengers at Beijing. The airline will continue to publish regular updates on the situation.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all passengers, our crew and their family members.

Media: +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

Public: +603 7884 1234



       我们很遗憾MH370航班于今天凌晨2点40分与苏邦空中管制台失去联系。

       我们目前正与搜寻与救援机构通力合作,截至2014年3月8日下午2点,还没有飞机确切位置的信息。

       MH370航班由波音777-200机型执飞。该航班于今天凌晨0点41分由吉隆坡起飞前往北京,原计划于北京时间早晨6点30分抵达北京首都国际机场。航班搭载227名旅客及12名机组人员。乘客来自于14个国家,多数为中国人。

       

       我们的工作人员正在联络乘客亲属并告知事件的最新进展,航空公司正在是与紧急工作组及有关当局紧密合作以了解最新事态。马航总部已派出专门小组前往北京为乘客家属提供协助。航空公司将根据事件进展及时提供最新讯息。

    

       我们为所有乘客、机组人员及其家属祈福 。

       亲属可以联络:+603 8777 5770

       媒体可以联络:+603 8777 5698 / +603 8787 1276

       公众可以联络:+603 7884 1234

Source: Malaysia Airlines MAS-MSUP-001-ZH




Saturday, March 08, 04:20 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 4th Media Statement


Sepang, 8 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines is still unable to establish any contact or determine the whereabouts of flight MH370. Earlier today, Subang ATC had lost contact with the aircraft at 2.40am. The last known position of MH370 before it disappeared off the radar was 065515 North (longitude) and 1033443 East (latitude).

We are still trying to locate the current location of the flight based on the last known position of the aircraft. We are working with the International search and rescue teams in trying to locate the aircraft. So far, we have not received any emergency signals or distress messages from MH370. We are working with authorities and assure that all sources are deployed to assist with the search and rescue mission. 

The passenger manifest will not be released until all families of the passengers have been informed. The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants) and 12 crew members.

We are deploying our “Go Team” to Beijing which will depart Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 4.30pm with a team of caregivers and volunteers to assist the family members of the passengers.

The passengers are of 14 different nationalities. All crew on-board are Malaysians.

Please take note that the earlier statement did not include the number of Indian nationals. This was due to confusion between the country code of Indonesia and India.

The below table shows the latest number of passengers and their nationalities:-

Nationality

Total

China/Taiwan

154 including infant

Malaysia

38

India

5

Indonesia

7

Australia

6

France

4

USA

3 including infant

New Zealand

2

Ukraine

2

Canada

2

Russian

1

Italy

1

Netherlands

1

Austrian

1

Our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize our full support.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.

The public may contact +603 7884 1234.

For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. There are many unvalidated reports out in the media and Malaysia Airlines strongly urges the media and the public at large to only report from official statements from Malaysia Airlines and the Government of Malaysia.

马来西亚航空公司目前仍然无法与MH370航班取得联系并确定飞机位置。苏邦空中交通管制台于今天凌晨2点40分与该航班失去联系。MH370航班从雷达系统失踪前的位置在北纬06’55’15,东经103’34’43。

 

       我们正在依据上述位置信息,竭尽全力确定飞机的位置。航空公司正在与国际搜寻与救援机构紧密配合以确定具体位置。截至目前,我们还没有收到MH370发生事故或遇难的信息。我们正与当局合作,调动一切资源全力配合搜救团队。

 

       旅客名单将在通知所有旅客亲属后才会公布。该航班搭载239人,包括227名旅客及12名机组人员。

 

       马航已组建“行动小组”,与志愿者团队一起于今天下午4点30分由吉隆坡启程前往北京,为乘客家属提供协助。

 

       乘客来自于14个国家,所有机组人员均为马来西亚籍。

       

       今天早些发布的媒体声明三中未包括印度籍人员名单,现更正国籍信息如下:

 

1.     中国154人(包括1名婴儿)

2.     马来西亚 – 38人

3.     印度 – 5人

4.     印度尼西亚 – 7人

5.     澳大利亚 – 6人

6.     法国 – 4人

7.     美国 – 3人(包括1名婴儿)

8.     新西兰 – 2人

9.     乌克兰 – 2人

10.  加拿大 – 2人

11.  俄罗斯 – 1 人

12.  意大利 – 1 人

13.  荷兰 – 1 人

14.  奥地利 – 1人

 

       航空公司目前的工作焦点是配合紧急工作组及有关当局,提供全力支持。      

      

      我们为所有乘客、机组人员及其家属祈福。

    

       媒体可以联络:+603 8777 5698 / +603 8787 1276

       公众可以联络:+603 7884 1234

 

       航空公司将会根据事件进展及时提供最新讯息。目前各大媒体发布了许多未经证实的报道,马航呼吁各大媒体及广大公众以马来西亚航空公司及马来西亚政府的官方声明为准。

Source: Malaysia Airlines MAS-MS4-001-ZH




Saturday, March 08, 07:20 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 5th Media Statement


Sepang, 8 March 2014:  The families of all passengers on board MH370 are being informed. The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants) and 12 crew members.

An international search and rescue mission was mobilized this morning. At this stage, our search and rescue teams from Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam have failed to find evidence of any wreckage.

The sea mission will continue while the air mission will recommence at daylight.

For the passenger manifest of MH370, click here.

The passengers are of 14 different nationalities. All crew on-board are Malaysians.

The below table shows the latest number of passengers and their nationalities:-

Nationality

Total

China/Taiwan

153 including infant/1

Malaysia

38

India

5

Indonesia

7

Australia

6

France

4

USA

3 including infant

New Zealand

2

Ukraine

2

Canada

2

Russian

1

Italy

1

Netherlands

1

Austrian

1

Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.

The public may contact +603 7884 1234.

For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

 

Source: Malaysia Airlines MAS-MS5-001

Note: The link to the Passenger Manifest was http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/content/dam/mas/master/en/pdf/Malaysia%20Airlines%20Flight%20MH%20370%20Passenger%20Manifest_Nationality.pdf.





Documents: Passenger Manifests

  1. A Passenger Manifest was released in Beijing. The data was extracted from information provided by Malaysia Airlines to Beijing Capital International Airport via the Advance Passenger Information system. The data included birth dates and passport numbers, which would not normally be publicly available, but met the immediate need.
    This document can be viewed here: MH370 Passenger Manifest from API Data at Beijing

  2. Malaysia Airlines released a Passenger Manifest with the 5th Media Statement at 7:20 PM MYT. The airline had attempted to contact next-of-kin prior to releasing the Manifest.

    Malaysia Airlines also attempted to identify the nationality of the passengers on MH370 but encountered several problems:-

    • confusion between the country code of Indonesia and India
    • passengers who boarded using false or stolen passports
    • passengers who failed to board

    This official Passenger Manifest can be viewed here: MH370 Passenger Manifest with Nationality (8 March 2014)