Updates at 10:10 pm today: Latest updates from Mirror Newspapers “As it emerges one of the 227 passengers was using stolen Italian passport”, HERE.
Updates at 6:30 pm today: On 16-9-2012 there was a comment from a reader, GE Man, who has stated: “4) On 9 Aug 2012, MAS B777 Registration 9M-MRL, in Shanghai Airport, MAS B777 ‘s right hand wing clipped the left elevator of Chine Eastern A340 during taxi out. Very bad damage and now still in Shanghai Airport, being repaired by BOEING team.” in a posting “Azhari cares to provide answers for the “technical problem?”.
En Azhari Dahlan should be able to shed some light whether the above comment was true and that whether it is the same aircraft as MH370 that is believed to have crashed.
Updates at 2:20 pm today: MAS is still unable to confirm what has been reported by Yahoo News that MAS MH370 has crashed into the ocean.
As at 12:37 pm today, Tuoi Tre, a leading daily in Vietnam, reports that the Vietnamese Navy has confirmed the plane crashed into the ocean. According to Navy Admiral Ngo Van Phat, Commander of the Region 5, military radar recorded that the plane crashed into the sea at a location 153 miles South of Phu Quoc Island. For full report read HERE.
Lets us offer our thoughts and prayers for all the 239 passengers and crews of MH 370. In in the interim, MAS is doing all it can to contact the next of kin of the passengers in HERE.
Aircraft has many backup systems in case of system failure or emergency. An aircraft could not disappear as what have been reported so far. One major question in the minds of the public is: How could the crews did not even have the time to call Air Traffic Control (ATC) to declare emergency? The top management of MAS will have to address this when the dust has settled.