Gambar pesawat Boeing 777-200ER milik Malaysia Airlines di Lapangan Terbang Narita, berhampiran Tokyo. Pesawat MH370 dari Kuala Lumpur ke Beijing dilaporkan hilang awal pagi tadi. – AP Photo/Kyodo News /Astroawani
Pesawat MH370 Dipandu Oleh Kapten Zaharie Ahmad Shah & Fariq Hamid – Doakan semuanya selamat – MRM laporan CNN pula mengatakan pesawat mungkin kehabisan minyak menurut Presiden MAS dalam sidang media di Sepang.
Secara tidak rasmi media Vietnam petik Tentera Laut Vietnam sahkan radar tentera kesan pesawat MAS terhempas di laut 153km ke selatan Pulau Phu Quoc. Itulah yg paling ditakutkan sewaktu ke Beijing apatah lagi jika penerbangan transit ke Hong Kong melalui lautan yg luas. Meski 6 jam untuk ke Bejing namun terasa begitu lama terbang di atas laut juga. Doakan keputusan semua selamat namun pihak MAS dilapor sudah menghubungi ahli keluarga mereka spt gambat dilapor Reuters dan Di Facebook MAS sendiri – Klik sini baca kejadian pesawat MAS hilang dan laporan awalnya. MRM ”A crash, if confirmed, would mark the U.S.-built Boeing 777-200ER airliner’s deadliest incident since entering service 19 years ago.”
Gambar Reuter / Beijing
Malaysia: The Malaysian Airlines plane was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members, the airline said. It said there were 153 passengers from China, 38 from Malaysia, seven each from Indonesia and Australia, five from India, four from the U.S. and others from Indonesia, France, New Zealand, Canada, Ukraine, Russia, Italy, Taiwan, the Netherlands and Austria.
At Beijing’s airport, authorities posted a notice asking relatives and friends of passengers to gather to a hotel about 15 kilometers (nine miles) from the airport to wait for further information, and provided a shuttle bus service. A woman wept aboard the shuttle bus while saying on a mobile phone, ‘‘They want us to go to the hotel. It cannot be good!’’
In Kuala Lumpur, family members gathered at the airport but were kept away from reporters.
‘‘Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew. Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support,’’ Yahya, the airline CEO, said in a statement. ‘‘Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.’’
Fuad Sharuji, Malaysian Airlines’ vice president of operations control, told CNN that the plane was flying at an altitude of 35,000 feet (10,670 meters) and that the pilots had reported no problem.
Finding planes that disappear over the ocean can be very difficult. Airliner ‘‘black boxes’’ — the flight data and cockpit voice recorders — are equipped with ‘‘pingers’’ that emit ultrasonic signals that can be detected underwater.
Under good conditions, the signals can be detected from several hundred miles away, said John Goglia, a former member of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. If the boxes are trapped inside the wreckage, the sound may not travel as far, he said. If the boxes are at the bottom of a deep in an underwater trench, that also hinders how far the sound can travel. The signals also weaken over time.
Air France Flight 447, with 228 people on board, disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean en route from Rio de Janiero to Paris on June 1, 2009. Some wreckage and bodies were recovered over the next two weeks, but it took nearly two years for the main wreckage of the Airbus 330 and its black boxes to be located and recovered.
Malaysia Airlines said the 53-year-old pilot of Flight MH370, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, has more than 18,000 flying hours and has been flying for the airline since 1981. The first officer, 27-year-old Fariq Hamid, has about 2,800 hours of experience and has flown for the airline since 2007.
The tip of the wing of the same Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200 broke off Aug. 9, 2012, as it was taxiing at Pudong International Airport outside Shanghai. The wingtip collided with the tail of a China Eastern Airlines A340 plane. No one was injured.
Malaysia Airlines’ last fatal incident was in 1995, when one its planes crashed near the Malaysian city of Tawau, killing 34 people. The deadliest crash in its history occurred in 1977, when a domestic Malaysian flight crashed after being hijacked, killing 100.
In August 2005, a Malaysian Airlines 777 flying from Perth, Australia, to Kuala Lumpur suddenly shot up 3,000 feet before the pilot disengaged the autopilot and landed safely. The plane’s software had incorrectly measured speed and acceleration, and the software was quickly updated on planes around the world.
Malaysia Airlines has 15 Boeing 777-200s in its fleet of about 100 planes. The state-owned carrier last month reported its fourth straight quarterly loss and warned of tougher times.
The 777 had not had a fatal crash in its 19-year history until an Asiana Airlines plane crashed in San Francisco in July 2013. All 16 crew members survived, but three of the 291 passengers, all teenage girls from China, were killed.
Associated Press writers Chris Brummitt in Hanoi, Vietnam, Didi Tang and video producer Aritz Parra in Beijing, Stephen Wright in Bangkok and Joan Lowy in Washington contributed to this report.
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Gambar ahli keluarga pesawat MAS yang hilang di KLIA
Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Kumpulan MAS, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya ketika sidang media oleh syarikat penerbangan itu yang diadakan di Sama-Sama Hotel, Sepang. Penerbangan MH370 itu membawa 239 penumpang termasuk 2 orang bayi dan 12 anak kapal. Pesawat Boeing 777 itu tersebut berlepas dari Kuala Lumpur pada pukul 12.41 pagi Sabtu dan dijangka mendarat di Beijing pada pukul 6.30 pagi tadi. –AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin / Astroawani / Reuters