Timeline/SCS-SoM/0137:59 MYT

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Event Summary

01:37:59 MYT Saturday, 8 March 2014

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At 0137:59 MYT military radar observed the aircraft on a heading of 239° (parallel to Airway B219) towards VPG (VOR Penang).

The heading varied from 239° to 255°; speed varied from 532 to 571 knots; and altitude varied between 24,450 ft and 47,500 ft (beyond the capability of the aircraft).


Event Details

Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 1.1.3 1 Malaysian Military Radar

The Military data further identified the “blip” on a heading of 239° at 1737:59 UTC [0137:59 MYT] parallel to Airway B219 towards VPG (VOR Penang). Heading of this “blip” varied from 239° to 255° at a speed from 532 to 571 kt. The height of this “blip” was recorded between 24,450 ft and 47,500 ft.




Notes

  1. Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 1.1.3 Diversion from Filed Flight Plan Route 1) Malaysian Military Radar

    The Military radar data provided more extensive details of what was termed as “Air Turn Back”. It became very apparent, however, that the recorded altitude and speed change “blip” to “blip” were well beyond the capability of the aircraft. It was highlighted to the Team that the altitude and speed extracted from the data are subjected to inherent error. The only useful information obtained from the Military radar was the latitude and longitude position of the aircraft as this data is reasonably accurate.