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Day 004: Tuesday, 11 March 2014

News Summary

7:00 AM
NTSB meeting with Director of Flight Operations of Department Civil Aviation at DCA office, KLIA
9:30 AM
2 NTSB members brought to MAS Hanger for documentation inspection
9:30 AM
Acting Transport Minister announced a multi-national search operation involving 42ships, 39 aircraft and 12 countries
12:00 PM
Immigration Department clarified the matter of passengers travelling with stolen passports
1:00 PM
Visit by Acting Transport Minister to RCC, ATCC and JATSI
3:00 PM
Prime Minister visits ARCC
5:00 PM
Meeting with the Chinese delegation led by the Foreign Ministry of China with Wisma Putra, Department Civil Aviation and Search and Rescue (SAR) representative
5:30 PM
Joint press conference by the Acting Transport Minister, Director General of Department Civil Aviation and Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines

Source: DCA (Malaysia) - Interactive Timeline

Media Statements

Tuesday, March 11, 11:15 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 11th Media Statement

As we enter into Day 4, the aircraft is yet to be found.

The search and rescue teams (SAR) have expanded the scope beyond the flight path to the West Peninsular of Malaysia at the Straits of Malacca. The authorities are looking at a possibility of an attempt made by MH370 to turn back to Subang. All angles are being looked at. We are not ruling out any possibilities.

The mission is aided by various countries namely Australia, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines and the United States of America. The assets deployed to cover the search and rescue is extensive. In total there are nine aircraft and 24 vessels deployed on this mission.

Apart from the search in the sea, search on land in between these areas is also conducted.

The search and rescue teams have analysed debris and oil slick found in the waters. It is confirmed that it does not belong to MH370.

The B777-200 aircraft that operated MH370 underwent maintenance on 23 February 2014, 12 days before this particular flight on 8 March 2014. The next check is due on 19 June 2014. The maintenance was conducted at the KLIA hangar and there were no issues on the health of the aircraft.

The aircraft was delivered to Malaysia Airlines in 2002 and have since recorded 53,465.21 hours with a total of 7525 cycles. All Malaysia Airlines aircraft are equipped with continuous data monitoring system called the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) which transmits data automatically. Nevertheless, there were no distress calls and no information was relayed.

Malaysia Airlines has a special task force to take care of families. Mercy Malaysia and Tzu Chi and others are also helping Malaysia Airlines by providing special psychological counseling to families and also the MH crew.

The Chinese government officials in Malaysia are also working closely with Malaysia Airlines. A representative from the embassy is stationed at the Emergency Operations Centre to assist with the emergency management and matters related to families in Kuala Lumpur.

In Beijing, the Prime Minister’s special envoy to China, Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting is there to assist and coordinate all operational matters with Malaysia Airlines.

We regret and empathise with the families and we will do whatever we can to ensure that all basic needs, comfort, psychological support are delivered. We are as anxious as the families to know the status of their loved ones.

To the families of the crew on-board MH370, we share your pain and anxiety. They are of the MAS family and we are deeply affected by this unfortunate incident.

Malaysia Airlines reiterates that it will continue to be transparent in communicating with the general public via the media on all matters affecting MH370. 











这架客机于2002年移交给马航,至今已执飞行多达53,465.21个小时和7,525飞行周期。所有马航的飞机上都配有持续数据监控系统,即通信寻址和报告系统(the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System ,ACARS),这一系统将自动与地面联络,发送信息。然而,失联客机并无发出任何求救讯号或信息。







Source: Malaysia Airlines MAS-MS11-004-ZH

Tuesday, March 11, 05:29 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 12th Media Statement

This statement is in reference to the many queries on the alleged five (5) passengers who checked-in but did not board MH370 on 8 March 2014 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing despite having valid tickets to travel.

Malaysia Airlines wishes to clarify that there were four (4) passengers who had valid booking to travel on flight MH370, 8 March 2014, but did not show up to check-in for the flight.

As such, the issue of off-loading unaccompanied baggage did not arise, as the said four passengers did not check in for the flight. Hence, the above claim is untrue. 







此声明为回应有关五名乘客尽管持有有效机票,兼办妥登机手续而最后未登上2014 年 3 月 8 日从吉隆坡飞往北京之MH370航班。


马航特此澄清只有四名乘客持有2014 年 3 月 8 日MH370的有效机票而未到柜台办理登机手续。



Source: Malaysia Airlines MAS-MS12-004-ZH

Tuesday, March 11, 11:30 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 13th Media Statement

Malaysia Airlines has become aware of the allegations being made against First Officer, Fariq Ab Hamid which we take very seriously. We are shocked by these allegations.

We have not been able to confirm the validity of the pictures and videos of the alleged incident. As you are aware, we are in the midst of a crisis, and we do not want our attention to be diverted.

We also urge the media and general public to respect the privacy of the families of our colleagues and passengers. It has been a difficult time for them.

The welfare of both the crew and passenger’s families remain our focus. At the same time, the security and safety of our passengers is of the utmost importance to us.




马来西亚航空在此声明我们非常认真地看待针对副机师 Fariq Ab Hamid 所做出的指控。我们对这些指控感到震惊。




Source: Malaysia Airlines MAS-MS13-004-ZH


Source: Department of Information (Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia) via MH370 Official Site