MH370 Timeline - Pre-Flight/0444 UTC
12:44 MYT Friday, 7 March 2014
This page provides details for events related to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which occurred at or near the time of 12:44 MYT Friday, 7 March 2014.
Note: Malaysian Time (MYT) is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) plus 8 hours. Return to Timeline
The Flight Plan for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was Filed (transmitted over the Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network (AFTN) at 0444 UTC [1244 MYT], on Friday, 7 March 2014 - about 12 hours earlier than the scheduled departure (off-the-block) time from KLIA at 1635 UTC [0035 MYT Saturday, 8 March 2014].
Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 Table 2.2A - Chronology of ATC Events before the Disappearance of Flight MH370
No. Time Event Remarks 1. 0444 UTC
Filed Flight Plan (FPL) of scheduled flight of MH370 transmitted at 070444 UTC [071244 MYT], about 12 hours earlier over the Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network (AFTN). As required under Annex 10, Volume II. Flight planned on ATS/RNAV Routes R208 IGARI M765 BITOD L637 TSN… ZBAA. Filed Flight Plan (Figure 2.2A)
Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 Figure 2.2A - Filed Flight Plan of MH370
Figure 2.2A - Filed Flight Plan of MH370
Source: DCA Malaysia
- The Flight Plan shows an estimated off-block departure at 1635 UTC in the text WMKK1635. This is not the same as 'off-the-ground'.
For MH370 the 'push-back and start' clearance was requested at 0027:31 MYT and ACARS sent an 'Out-of-the-gate' report at 0027:57 MYT.
It would be reasonable to say that the actual 'off-the-block' time for MH370 was 0027:57 MYT Saturday, 8 March 2014.
Documents and Related Articles
- Filed Flight Plan with transcript and explanatory notes.