Here are the highlights of the recently concluded Press Conference given out by Malaysia Airlines and Malaysia Transport Minister earlier on this evening, March 13, 6 PM. Excerpts derived from ST Foreign Desk live tweets.
- Malaysia Transport Minister: The task of finding the MH370 becomes more difficult with each passing day.
- Malaysia Transport Minister: Reports that MH370 flew a few hours after its last reported position are inaccurate.
- Malaysia found nothing in area where Chinese satellites showed possible debris.
- Malaysia is investigating every lead, and has sent extra ships and aircraft to search Strait of Malacca for MH370.
- Main area of search is still the South China Sea.
- Malaysia has shared raw radar data with US and China to help with search of MH370.
- Malaysian police has not searched home of the pilots of MH370.
- Malaysia’s focus is on finding the aircraft of MH370.
- Malaysia has nothing to hide, and spared no expense or effort in finding MH370.
- Malaysia Transport Minister: There is no real precedent for a case like this. The plane vanished.
- Malaysia Transport Minister: There has never been so many assets or countries in a search operation.
- Malaysia Airlines CEO: The last engine data was transmitted at 107am last Saturday, and not beyond that.
- Malaysia Airlines has contacted Boeing and Rolls Royce which said they had not receive data after that time.
- Every name in the manifest is being investigated by Malaysia and international agencies.
- Malaysia refutes reports that Malaysia Airlines MH370 flew a few hours after its last reported position.
- The search area will be expanded as long as debris or aircraft is not found.
- No signals have been received from the missing MH370 aircraft since it disappeared.
- The Chinese Embassy to Malaysia said the publication of satellite image was an ‘accident’. It was not endorsed by government.
- Malaysia’s civil aviation says no distress signal was recorded at all from.
- Malaysia asking neighbouring countries for radar recordings that can help in the search.
- Contact with the aircraft was lost after Malaysia transferred control to Vietnam air traffic control.
- The last data transmission received at 107am last Saturday stated that everything was normal.
- Malaysia has requested radar data from Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore, and may request from other countries.
- Malaysia says reports that MH370 flew for hours after losing contact are untrue; China photos show no debris.
- Press conference on MH370 has ended, with the next one to be held Friday.
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