Documents: Preliminary report on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

updated 1:55 PM EDT, Thu May 1, 2014

The Malaysia Transport Ministry released to the public a preliminary report on the missing airliner on Thursday, along with additional documents and air traffic control audio. The report was sent to the International Civil Aviation Organization, the U.N. body for global aviation. Full story »

Preliminary report

Air traffic audio

Part 1 of 5: Flight 370's initial clearance to depart from flight controllers.

  • 12:25:53MAS 370 Delivery MAS 370 Good Morning
  • 12:26:02ATC MAS 370 Standby and Malaysia Six is cleared to Frankfurt via AGOSA Alpha Departure six thousand feet squawk two one zero six
  • [ATC exchange with separate Malaysia flight bound for Germany]
  • 12:26:19ATC ... MAS 370 request level
  • 12:26:21MAS 370MAS 370 we are ready requesting flight level three five zero to Beijing
  • 12:26:39ATCMAS 370 is cleared to Beijing via PIBOS A Departure Six Thousand Feet squawk two one five seven
  • 12:26:45MAS 370Beijing PIBOS A Six Thousand Squawk two one five seven, MAS 370 Thank You
  • 12:26:53ATCMAS 370 Welcome over to ground
  • 12:26:55MAS 370Good Day

Part 2 of 5: Ground control clears Flight 370 to taxi to runway 32R for takeoff.

  • 12:27:27MAS 370Ground MAS370 Good morning Charlie One Requesting push and start
  • 12:27:34ATCMAS370 Lumpur Ground Morning Push back and start approved Runway 32 Right Exit via Sierra 4.
  • 12:27:40MAS 370Push back and start approved 32 Right Exit via Sierra 4 POB 239 Mike Romeo Oscar
  • 12:27:45ATCCopied
  • 12:32:13MAS 370MAS377 request taxi.
  • 12:32:26ATCMAS37..... (garbled) ... standard route. Hold short Bravo
  • 12:32:30MAS 370Ground, MAS370. You are unreadable. Say again.
  • 12:32:38ATCMAS370 taxi to holding point Alfa 11 Runway 32 Right via standard route. Hold short of Bravo.
  • 12:32:42MAS 370Alfa 11 Standard route Hold short Bravo MAS370.
  • 12:35:53ATCMAS 370 Tower
  • 12:36:19ATC(garbled) ... Tower ... (garbled)
  • MAS 3701188 MAS370 Thank you

Part 3 of 5: Flight 370 is cleared for takeoff from Kuala Lumpur.

  • 12:36:30MAS 370Tower MAS370 Morning
  • 12:36:38ATCMAS370 good morning. Lumpur Tower. Holding point.. [garbled]..10 32 Right
  • 12:36:50MAS 370Alfa 10 MAS370
  • 12:38:43ATC370 line up 32 Right Alfa 10.
  • MAS 370Line up 32 Right Alfa 10 MAS370.
  • 12:40:38ATC370 32 Right Cleared for take-off. Good night.
  • MAS 37032 Right Cleared for take-off MAS370. Thank you Bye.

Part 4 of 5: Kuala Lumpur approach directs Flight 370 to waypoint IGARI before handing off to radar controllers.

  • 12:42:05MAS 370Departure Malaysian Three Seven Zero
  • 12:42:10ATCMalaysian Three Seven Zero selamat pagi identified. Climb flight level one eight zero cancel SID turn right direct to IGARI
  • 12:42:48MAS 370Okay level one eight zero direct IGARI Malaysian one err Three Seven Zero
  • 12:42:52ATCMalaysian Three Seven Zero contact Lumpur Radar One Three Two Six good night
  • MAS 370Night One Three Two Six Malaysian Three Seven Zero

Part 5 of 5: This exchange is the last contact flight controllers have with Flight 370.

  • 12:46:51MAS 370Lumpur Control Malaysian Three Seven Zero
  • 12:46:51ATCMalaysian Three Seven Zero Lumpur radar Good Morning climb flight level two five zero
  • 12:46:54MAS370Morning level two five zero Malaysian Three Seven Zero
  • 12:50:06ATCMalaysian Three Seven Zero climb flight level three five zero
  • 12:50:09MAS370Flight level three five zero Malaysian Three Seven Zero
  • 01:01:14MAS370Malaysian Three Seven Zero maintaining level three five zero
  • 01:01:19ATCMalaysian Three Seven Zero
  • 01:07:55MAS370Malaysian...Three Seven Zero maintaining level three five zero
  • 01:08:00ATCMalaysian Three Seven Zero
  • 01:19:24ATCMalaysian Three Seven Zero contact Ho Chi Minh 120 decimal 9 Good Night
  • 01:19:29MAS370Good Night Malaysian Three Seven Zero

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