Official updates from MAS can be found on their website and twitter; families of those onboard should call +603 7884 1234 (Malaysia) or +8610 6437 6249 (Beijing) for further info. An unofficial, frequently updated timeline of events can be found here.
Last updated: 10 March, 11pm. All times are in Malaysian local time, UTC/GMT+8:00.
EDIT: In the short time since posting, this post has received many hits from around the world. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to read this, for sharing this with your followers, and most of all for caring, even if this incident doesn’t directly concern you. Thank you.
What is MH370?
MH370 is a Malaysian Airlines (MAS) codeshare flight with China Southern Airlines CZ748 that departed from Kuala Lumpur (the capital of Malaysia) at 12.41am on 8 March, and was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am on the same day. It was operated on a Boieng 777-200ER and carried enough fuel to fly until 8.30am.
What happened to it?
Subang Air Traffic Control (in Malaysia) lost contact with MH370 as it was just about to hand over to Ho Chi Minh Air Traffic Control Centre (in Vietnam) at 1.22am, and reported it missing to MAS at 2.40am. The last known position of MH370 before it disappeared from radar was 6°55′15″ North and 103°34′43″ East, while flying over the Gulf of Thailand at an altitude of 35,000 feet. No distress call, ELT (emergency locator transmitter) or other signal was detected. Authorities from China and Thailand stated that MH370 did not enter their airspace.
(Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency via AFP - Getty Images)
More than 36 hours after the last contact with the missing Malaysia Airways jet, officials said Sunday they were widening the search to cover vast swathes of sea around Malaysia and off Vietnam.
2103. Pray For MH370. Keep the missing passengers and crew in your thoughts and prayers.
Knowledge is for Allah, Might is for Allah, Power if for Allah, for He is the Al-A’lim, the All-Knowing, the Most Wise.
In the wake of the tragic incident of the missing flight MH0370, let us make DOA / dua’ for the passengers and the family members. May Allah bless them. Ameen.
Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with a plane travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 people on board.
The airline said in a statement that flight MH370 disappeared at 02:40 local time on Saturday (18:40 GMT on Friday).
It had been expected to land in Beijing at 06:30 (22:30 GMT).
The plane went off the radar in Vietnamese airspace, according to a statement on the Vietnamese government website.
Its last known location was south of Vietnam’s Ca Mau peninsular although the exact position was not clear, it said.
HOW DOES A PLANE JUST DISAPPEAR. this is scary. and real.
16 hours and counting. how is this happening. it feels unreal.
Artist Ian Strange’s new installation shows a completely black house that looks as though it is being swallowed up by the concrete pavement. It was commissioned for the 2014 Biennial of Australian Art, which is currently being held at the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide til 11 May.
Georg Engelhardt Schröder. Detail from Portrait of Fredrik I, King of Sweden, 18th Century.
White Northern Lights in Finland
NO NO NO YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS IS A REALLY FAMOUS ANIMATION FILM TECHNIQUE DONE BY ONE INSANE STUDIO YEARS AND YEARS AGO IN GERMANY, ONLY A FEW FILMS, BECAUSE OF HOW HARD THEY WERE TO MAKE.
EACH AND EVERY FRAME OF THESE MOVIES ARE OIL PAINTINGS ON GLASS.