Missing plane: Last communication revealed

KUALA LUMPUR - 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.

Malaysia's air force chief has denied reports the plane was tracked to the Malacca Strait in the west.

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 over the South China Sea, south of Vietnam's Ca Mau peninsula. No distress signal or message was sent.

'Confusing' information

Malaysian authorities revealed the plane's last communication at a news conference held in Beijing for relatives of the 154 Chinese who are among the missing passengers.

As the plane reached the boundary between Malaysian and Vietnamese airspace, the Malaysian air control announced it was handing over to Ho Chi Minh City Control.

Minutes later, all contact with Flight MH370 was lost.

China's foreign ministry said there was "too much confusion" regarding the information released about the plane's flight path.

"It is very hard for us to decide whether a given piece of information is accurate," spokesman Qin Gang told reporters in Beijing.

Comments (3)

MALAYSIA AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO SEA: On Sunday 9th 2014 in the morning, T.B. Joshua said this concerning the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370: “The plane concerned is deep inside the sea. Some of the particles will be seen on the surface of the sea any moment from now. “May their souls rest in peace. We pray the Lord gives the family and loved ones the strength to bear the loss. Our prayer and love are always with them, the nation of Malaysia and other countries who had passengers on this flight.”

Christian - 13 March 2014

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CARTRIDGEGALLERY - 13 March 2014

At Christian: Apart from predicting death of 239 people can the mighty prophet say where the plane went down too, because whole world can't seem to find it.

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