MH370 Timeline - Initial Response/0633:23 MYT
06:33:23 MYT Saturday, 8 March 2014
This page provides details for events related to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which occurred at or near the time of 06:33:23 MYT Saturday, 8 March 2014.
Note: Malaysian Time (MYT) is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) plus 8 hours. Return to Timeline
Singapore ACC contacted KL ACC to check on updates re MH370.
Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 Appendix 1.18G
Direct Line Telephone Conversation Between Singapore ATCC and KL ATCC Sector 3 +5 Planner Time Source CONTENT 2233:23 UTC
KL ATCC Lumpur Sector Three. 2233:24 UTC
Singapore ATCC Okay Lumpur is that just to check with you aaa, earlier on ah you guys call up regarding Malaysia Three Seven Zero no contact. 2233:32 UTC
KL ATCC Yes. 2233:34 UTC
Singapore ATCC Confirm now the aircraft in contact with anybody already. 2233:37 UTC
KL ATCC Aaa… I am not sure aaa… standby aaa… 2233:40 UTC
Singapore ATCC Okay. 2233:43 UTC
KL ATCC Lumpur IGARI. 2233:45 UTC
Singapore ATCC Okay Lumpur just to check with you earlier on regarding Malaysian Three Seven Zero when you guys say no contact aah confirm in contact with anyone already. 2233:54 UTC
KL ATCC This one aircraft actually passed IGARI at time one seven two two. 2234:00 UTC
Singapore ATCC Passed IGARI at time one seven two two ya. 2234:04 UTC
KL ATCC Yeah so we after IGARI after IGARI we transferred this aircraft to Ho Chi Minh and then after about fourteen or fifteen minutes like that Ho Chi Minh called us you know Sector Five Lumpur Sector Five asking aaa… whether we in contact with this aircraft I told the we already transferred you fourteen or fifteen minutes ago. 2234:26 UTC
Singapore ATCC Oh… but all the while until the full control you guys are in contact with the aircraft. 2234:30 UTC
KL ATCC No problem yeah. 2234:32 UTC
Singapore ATCC Ooh. 2234:33 UTC
KL ATCC We transferred the aircraft at IGARI and then we thought the aircraft in contact with Ho Chi Minh but after fourteen to fifteen minutes they called us this aircraft never contact them and then they said they have a radar contact with this aircraft up until this BITOD position after BITOD only they said aircraft disappeared from their radar with no ADC everything cannot see the aircraft cannot contact the aircraft. 2234:57 UTC
Singapore ATCC Okay. 2234:58 UTC
KL ATCC And then aah that's all what we know laa. 2235:00 UTC
Singapore ATCC Okay that's all what you know laa okay thanks. 2235:03 UTC
KL ATCC Okay. interruption End of Direct Line Telephone Conversation Between Singapore ATCC and KL ATCC Sector 3 +5 Planner
Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 Table 2.2G - Direct Line Communication Exchanges between KL ACC and Singapore ACC has only one entry - at 0509:13 MYT.
There are two other conversations between Singapore ACC and KL ACC which were not included in Table 2.2G, as shown below:-
No. Time [MYT] Direct-Line Communication Exchanges 1. 0509:13 -
Singapore ACC initiated the call and informed that it was first alerted by Hong Kong ACC who had made enquiries to ascertain the status of MH370.
KL ACC confirmed that it was in contact with MH370 until transferred at IGARI and that MAS on the ground had also no contact with MH370.
Table 2.2G - Direct Line Communication Exchanges between KL ACC and Singapore ACC
Source: Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018
Note: The following events were not included in Table 2.2G.
No. Time [MYT] Direct-Line Communication Exchanges 2. 0633:23 -
Singapore ACC contacted KL ACC to check on updates re MH370. 3. 0650:22 -
Singapore ACC Watch Manager contacted KL ACC and asked to speak with the Supervisor, but was told he was busy at that time.
Singapore ACC advised that Hong Kong "just sent a AFTN to Singapore to help check they have sent out a detresfa." This was clarified when Singapore said that "I have a detresfa AFTN message sent by WMFC" and KL ACC said "WMFC is from us".Singapore ACC also attempted to clarify whether there was positive radio and radar contact (after IGARI). KL ACC advised he would call back later because the Supervisor was "taking the playback tape now".
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