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Event Summary

19:20 MYT Saturday, 8 March 2014

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At 19:20 MYT Malaysia Airlines released a 5th Media Statement and produced the first Passenger Manifest which included the names of the 12 Crew.

In what may have been the only official statement about the search for MH370, Malaysia Airlines confirmed that an international search commenced that morning, nothing was found, and although the sea mission would continue, the air mission would recommence at daylight.

The was the final Media Statement on Saturday, 8 March 2014.


Event Details

Saturday, March 08, 07:20 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 5th Media Statement


Sepang, 8 March 2014:  The families of all passengers on board MH370 are being informed. The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants) and 12 crew members.

An international search and rescue mission was mobilized this morning. At this stage, our search and rescue teams from Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam have failed to find evidence of any wreckage.

The sea mission will continue while the air mission will recommence at daylight.

For the passenger manifest of MH370, click here.

The passengers are of 14 different nationalities. All crew on-board are Malaysians.

The below table shows the latest number of passengers and their nationalities:-

Nationality

Total

China/Taiwan

153 including infant/1

Malaysia

38

India

5

Indonesia

7

Australia

6

France

4

USA

3 including infant

New Zealand

2

Ukraine

2

Canada

2

Russian

1

Italy

1

Netherlands

1

Austrian

1

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

The public may contact +603 7884 1234.

For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

 

Source: Malaysia Airlines MAS-MS5-001

Note: The link to the Passenger Manifest was http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/content/dam/mas/master/en/pdf/Malaysia%20Airlines%20Flight%20MH%20370%20Passenger%20Manifest_Nationality.pdf.




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