MH370 Timeline - Pre-Flight/1450 UTC
22:50 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 22:50 MYT Friday, 7 March 2014.
Note: Malaysian Time (MYT) is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) plus 8 hours. Return to Timeline
Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah signed in for duty.
The flight was piloted by Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a Malaysian aged 53. He has a total flying hours of 18,365 hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981. First officer, Fariq Ab.Hamid, a Malaysian, is aged 27. He has a total flying hours of 2,763 hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 2007.
Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 1.1.1
The Pilot-in-Command (PIC) signed in for duty at 1450 UTC (2250 MYT), 07 March 2014 followed by the First Officer (FO) who signed in 25 minutes later. The MAS Operations Despatch Centre (ODC) released the flight at around 1515 UTC (2315 MYT).
The PIC, an authorised examiner for the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Malaysia, was conducting the last phase of line training for the FO, who was transitioning to the Boeing 777 (B777) aircraft type from the Airbus A330. As the FO was certified functional during his last line training flight, no additional pilot was required as safety pilot on MH370. It has been established that the PIC had assigned the FO to be the Pilot Flying for this flight.
- In the media statement by Malaysia Airlines the statement that "The flight was piloted by Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah" would have meant Pilot In Command.
- The First Officer, Fariq Ab.Hamid, would have been the 'Pilot Flying' the aircraft from take-off at KLIA.
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