Malaysia releases Flight 370 report; 17-minute lapse until air c - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Malaysia releases Flight 370 report; 17-minute lapse until air control knew plane was missing

Posted:
A preliminary report on the disappearance Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 says air traffic controllers did not realize the plane was missing until 17 minutes after it disappeared from civilian radar and an official search and rescue operation wasn't launched until four hours later.
   Malaysia's government made the April 9 report public today along with other information, including audio recordings of conversations between the cockpit and air traffic control, the plane's cargo manifest and its seating plan.
   One report listing the actions of air traffic controllers shows Vietnamese controllers contacted Kuala Lumpur after they failed to establish verbal contact with the pilots and the plane didn't show up on their radar. That report also shows that Malaysia Airlines at one point thought the plane may have entered Cambodian airspace.
   Malaysia's defense minister says military radar tracked the jet making a turn-back in a westerly direction across Peninsular Malaysia after playing back radar data the next morning. That prompted a search in the Strait of Malacca, but the minister says action had not been taken earlier because the aircraft was categorized as "friendly."
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

    Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:40:56 GMT
    Europe's recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do.More >>
    Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do.More >>
  • Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

    Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:21:24 GMT
    North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a...More >>
    North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking...More >>
  • Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho

    Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:51:08 GMT
    The king of Lesotho must fill a power vacuum after the military's actions over the weekend caused the prime minister of the mountainous African country to flee.More >>
    Southern Africa's regional body said Monday it will send an envoy and an observer team to Lesotho to help restore stability and security in the mountainous kingdom where military actions over the weekend caused the...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.