Timeline/KLIA-SCS/0042:04 MYT

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Event Summary

00:42:04 MYT Saturday, 8 March 2014

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After take-off, the IFE SMS e-mail application sent a Departure Message via the SATCOM. This message recorded the official departure time as 1642 UTC Friday, 7 March 2014 (0042 MYT Saturday, 8 March 2014).

Event Details

  1. Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 1.9.5 Table 1.9C - Chronology of Satellite Communications Ground Station Logs

    No. Time (UTC) Key Observations - Satellite Ground Station Logs
    5. 1642:04
    (0042:04 MYT)
    After take-off, the IFE SMS e-mail application sends a normal beginning-of-flight message.
    1. The message contained the correct AES ID, Flight ID "MAS370", origin airport "WMKK", and destination airport "ZBAA".
    2. This indicates that the IFE was receiving the Flight ID, origin airport and destination airport from AIMS and the ICAO (AES) ID from the SDU at this time.


  1. In Table 1.9C the SMS e-mail message is called a 'beginning-of-flight message'. However, the Safety Investigation Report Section 2.2.4 is titled Departure Message of MH370.
  2. Information about the Departure Message of MH370 has been collated into an article MH370 Departure Message.

    A copy of the Departure Message is shown below:-

    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