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Full transcript of communication in missing Flight MH370 obtained

Saturday, 22 March 2014 - 11:47am IST | Place: Wellington (New Zealand) | Agency: ANI

Full transcript of communication in the cockpit of missing Malaysia Airline passenger jet has been reportedly obtained by a British newspaper.

The transcript lasts just 54 minutes, from its taxi on the runway to its final message at 1.07am.

According to stuff.co.nz, the communication between the pilots of flight MH370 and control tower has been transcribed from Mandarin to English.

Analysts stated that the communications were 'routine,' but several messages stood out as being unusual, although not necessarily suspicious.

The report said the unusual messages included one when the cockpit reported that the aircraft was flying at 35,000 feet; that fact had been communicated six minutes earlier.

Another unusual part was that communication had been reportedly cut off and the aircraft's sharp turn westward occurred at the a time when air traffic controllers in Kuala Lumpur were about to handover control to those in Ho Chi Minh City.

British Airways pilot Stephen Buzdygan said that stealing the aeroplane was possible when there might be a bit of dead space between the air traffic controllers, as it is the only time during the flight they might not be seen from the ground.

The report added that the transcript ends with the co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid signing off saying "All right, good night," which was the last piece of communication heard from the jet before it went off radar and is yet to be found after 14 days of mysterious disappearance.




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