UPDATE :- Kronologi Kejadian Kehilangan MH370

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Sebagai bahan bacaan dan pembuktian perjalanna dan tindakan oleh pelbagai pihak. kronologi  dibawah ini adalah  berikutan kehilang pesawat MH370.

Malaysia Airlines 777-2H3-ER, registered 9M-MRO, which went missing Friday as flight 370. (photo via Aero Icarus on Flickr)

UPDATE, 11:15pm March 8: After more than 24 hours, search and rescue crews still have not found any definitive signs of the missing 777-200ER. While rumors have continued to swirl all day about signs of the aircraft, including possible sightings of oil slicks in the vicinity, no signs of wreckage have yet been confirmed to the media.

As of this evening, a pair of US investigative agencies have announced their involvement. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has sent investigators to the region, as a result of there having been three or four US citizens onboard the aircraft at the time of its disappearance. The team that has been sent includes both FBI agents and technical experts. The team’s initial task will be to assist in ruling out terrorism as a cause of the incident.

Also joining in the investigative efforts is a team from the National Transportation Safety Board. Since the aircraft involved was manufactured in the United States, the NTSB’s involvement is part of standard investigative procedure. Because no wreckage has been found thus far, a formal investigation into the cause has not yet begun. However, given the time necessary to reach the part of the world where this incident occurred, the investigative team has been dispatched to be on standby. Once wreckage is found, its location will determine which nation will lead the investigative efforts. In addition to the NTSB’s own investigators, the team that has departed also includes technical advisors from both Boeing and the FAA.

Update, 3:47 AM EST: Malaysia Airlines has released this update concerning the status of MA Flight 370:

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. 

Previous coverage:

The Vietnamese media and Vietnamese Navy is now stating that Malaysia Airlines flight 370, a 777-200 operating from Kuala Lumpur (WMKK/KUL) to Beijing (ZBAA/PEK), has crashed into the South China Sea after going missing two hours after departure, though evidence of a crash has not yet been shared with the public. The flight had on board 227 passengers with a crew of 12. The aircraft’s registration is 9M-MRO.

Contact with the flight was lost by Subang Air Traffic Control on Friday at 1:40pm EST. Search and rescue teams had been activated and are currently looking for signs of the aircraft’s location, with Vietnamese Navy confirming that it went down int he water approximately 153 miles south of Phu Quoc Island.

At approximately 8:36pm EST, Malaysia Airlines shared the following statement (while the aircraft was still missing):

Statement By Our Group Chief Executive Officer, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya on MH370 Incident. Released at 9.05am/8 Mar 2014 MY Local Time

We deeply regret that we have lost all contacts with flight MH370 which departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing.

The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time.

Subang Air Traffic Control reported that it lost contact at 2.40am (local Malaysia time) today.

Flight MH370 was operated on a Boeing B777-200 aircraft.

The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 13 different nationalities.

Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.

Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew.

Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.

The airline will provide regular updates on the situation.

The public may contact +603 7884 1234. For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

It was last seen on radar near a point named BITOD over the South China Sea between Malaysian and Vietnamese airspace.


(LAST UPDATED Saturday 12:05am EST)

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