Sunday, September 21, 2014   

(Flight MH370) Cockpit conversation
(04-01 19:27)

Malaysia released the full transcript of communications between the pilots of missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 and air traffic controllers, from preparations for takeoff to the last exchange of words in-flight on March 8.
“MAS 370'' refers to transmissions from the cockpit of the Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines plane, while “ATC'' is Malaysian air traffic control.

The transcript does not identify which of the two pilots was variously speaking.

12:25:53 (MAS 370) Delivery MAS 370, good morning
12:26:02 (ATC) MAS 370 standby and Malaysia Six is cleared to Frankfurt via AGOSA Alpha Departure six thousand feet squawk two one zero six [squawk refers to a transponder code assigned to a departing flight by air traffic controllers]
12:26:19 (ATC) ... MAS 370 request level
12:26:21 (MAS 370) MAS 370 we are ready requesting flight level three five zero to Beijing
12:26:39 (ATC) MAS 370 is cleared to Beijing via PIBOS A departure six thousand feet squawk two one five seven
12:26:45 (MAS 370) Beijing PIBOS A six thousand squawk two one five seven, MAS 370 thank you
12:26:53 (ATC) MAS 370, welcome over to Ground
12:26:55 (MAS 370) Good day
12:27:27 (MAS 370) Ground MAS 370 good morning, charlie one requesting push and start
12:27:34 (ATC) MAS 370 Lumpur Ground, morning, push back and start approved Runway 32 right exit via Sierra 4
12:27:40 (MAS 370) Push back and start approved 32 right exit via Sierra 4 POB 239 Mike Romeo Oscar
12:27:45 (ATC) Copied
12:32:13 (MAS 370) MAS 377 request taxi.
12:32:26 (ATC) MAS 37..... (garbled) ... standard route. Hold short Bravo
12:32:30 (MAS 370) Ground, MAS 370. You are unreadable. Say again.
12:32:38 (ATC) MAS 370 taxi to holding point Alfa 11 Runway 32 right via standard route. Hold short of Bravo.
12:32:42 (MAS 370) Alfa 11 standard route, hold short Bravo MAS 370.
12:35:53 (ATC) MAS 370 Tower
12:36:19 (ATC) (garbled) ... Tower ... (garbled)
(MAS 370) 1188 MAS 370, thank you
12:36:30 (MAS 370) Tower MAS 370, morning
12:36:38 (ATC) MAS 370, good morning. Lumpur Tower. Holding point... (garbled)... 10 32 Right
12:36:50 (MAS 370) Alfa 10 MAS 370
12:38:43 (ATC) 370 line up 32 Right Alfa 10.
(MAS 370) Line up 32 Right Alfa 10 MAS370.
12:40:38 (ATC) 370 32 Right, cleared for take-off. Good night.
(MAS 370) 32 Right, cleared for take-off MAS 370. Thank you, bye.

[The plane takes off at 12:41 am, and by 12:46 am passes from ground ATC to outbound radar control]

12:42:05 (MAS 370) Departure Malaysian Three Seven Zero
12:42:10 (ATC) Malaysian Three Seven Zero selamat pagi (good morning) identified. Climb flight level one eight zero cancel SID turn right direct to IGARI
12:42:48 (MAS 370) Okay level one eight zero direct IGARI Malaysian one err Three Seven Zero
12:42:52 (ATC) Malaysian Three Seven Zero contact Lumpur Radar One three two six, good night
(MAS 370) Night one three two six, Malaysian Three Seven Zero
12:46:51 (MAS 370) Lumpur Control, Malaysian Three Seven Zero
12:46:51 (ATC) Malaysian Three Seven Zero, Lumpur Radar, good morning. Climb flight level two five zero
12:46:54 (MAS 370) Morning, level two five zero, Malaysian Three Seven Zero
12:50:06 (ATC) Malaysian Three Seven Zero, climb flight level three five zero
12:50:09 (MAS 370) Flight level three five zero, Malaysian Three Seven Zero
01:01:14 (MAS 370) Malaysian Three Seven Zero, maintaining level three five zero
01:01:19 (ATC) Malaysian Three Seven Zero

[The last transmission by the plane's Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) – which relays key information n the plane's mechanical condition every 30 minutes – takes place at 1:07 am]

01:07:55 (MAS 370) Malaysian... Three Seven Zero maintaining level three five zero
01:08:00 (ATC) Malaysian Three Seven Zero
01:19:24 (ATC) Malaysian Three Seven Zero contact Ho Chi Minh 120 decimal 9, good night
01:19:29 (MAS 370) Good night, Malaysian Three Seven Zero

[The last transmission from the plane's communication transponder is at 1:21 am, and it vanishes from ATC radar at 1:30 am]

--AFP






   
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