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Event Summary

16:20 MYT Saturday, 8 March 2014

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At 4:20 pm (16:20 MYT) Malaysia Airlines released a 4th Media Statement. The last known position of the aircraft was stated but the time quoted (2:40 am) does not match that position.

The airline addressed the many unvalidated reports out there in the media urging the media and the public to only report official statements from Malaysia Airlines and the Government of Malaysia.

Although 14 nationalities were listed, the airline had apparently confused the country codes of Indonesia (IDN) and India (IND).


Event Details

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



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