Timeline/Search/1130 MYT

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Event Summary

11:30 MYT Saturday, 8 March 2014

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At 1130 MYT on Saturday, 8 March 2014 a Bombardier CL415 from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) took off and headed to the search area.

Event Details

  1. Factual Information MH370/01/15 KL ATCC Duty Shift System for Air Traffic Controllers

    The last radio transmission between KL ATCC and MH370 took place at 1719:30 UTC [0119:30 MYT]. A contact should have occurred at around 1722 UTC [0122 MYT] when passing the waypoint IGARI. The first DETRESFA message was transmitted by KL ARCC at 2232 UTC [0632 MYT].

    Thus a total of 5 hours and 13 minutes had passed by between the last message expected from the crew and the transmission of the first message triggering the Distress Phase. It was only at 0330 UTC [1130 MYT] on 08 March 2014 that Malaysian aircraft took off heading to the search areas.

    (Emphasis added.)

  2. MH370 Search and Rescue Operations and Lesson Learnt

    The first air SRU to be deployed was RESCUE 101, a Bombardier CL415 from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).


  1. The time of departure of a Malaysian aircraft to the search area is not confirmed or included in the Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 .
  2. "A vessel, KM AMANAH also from the MMEA, was redirected to the Last Known Position (LKP) of MH370 to conduct a search."