Malaysia Airlines MH370: Last communication revealed

13 March 2014

There has been some confusion as to just what the last communication was from the ill-fated Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777. The BBC tries to shine some light on what is known about that last communication from the passenger jet.

BBC – The last communication received from a Malaysia Airlines plane suggests everything was normal on board minutes before it went missing over the South China Sea, Malaysian authorities say.

Flight MH370 replied “All right, roger that” to a radio message from Malaysian air control, authorities said.

The search has been widened to waters off both sides of the peninsula.

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Meanwhile Chinese authorities have published images of what they suggest may be three pieces of wreckage.

The website of China’s State Administration of Science carries three satellite images taken on Sunday – a day after the plane went missing.

The images, which appear to show fragments in the sea, were only published on Wednesday. Co-ordinates alongside them would place the objects in the South China Sea between Malaysia and Vietnam.

The China-bound plane went missing on Saturday with 239 people on board.

It vanished about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, as it flew south of Vietnam’s Ca Mau peninsula. No distress signal or message was sent.

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