Timeline/Pre-Flight/1515 UTC

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Event Summary

23:15 MYT Friday, 7 March 2014

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The First officer, Fariq Ab.Hamid, signed in (25 minutes later than Captain Shah).

Captain Shah, as the Pilot in Command, assigned the First Officer to be the Pilot Flying.

The Malaysia Airlines Operations Despatch Centre (ODC) released the flight at around 23:15 MYT.


Event Details

  1. Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 1.1.1

    The Pilot-in-Command (PIC) signed in for duty at 1450 UTC [2250 MYT], 07 March 2014 followed by the First Officer (FO) who signed in 25 minutes later. The MAS Operations Despatch Centre (ODC) released the flight at around 1515 UTC [2315 MYT].

    The PIC, an authorised examiner for the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Malaysia, was conducting the last phase of line training for the FO, who was transitioning to the Boeing 777 (B777) aircraft type from the Airbus A330. As the FO was certified functional during his last line training flight, no additional pilot was required as safety pilot on MH370. It has been established that the PIC had assigned the FO to be the Pilot Flying for this flight.




Notes

  1. 22:50 plus 25 minutes is 23:15
  2. The Malaysia Airlines Operations Despatch Centre (ODC) released the flight at around 23:15 MYT - when both the Pilot in Command and the First Officer had signed on.