Last official transcript of MH370 revealed

Last Updated: Wed, Apr 02, 2014 06:04 hrs

Sydney: The official transcript of the last conversation between the cockpit of flight MH370 and air traffic controllers before it vanished has been released.

Malaysian officials have reiterated the investigation team's belief that what happened to the Malaysia Airlines jet was done deliberately by someone on board.

According to, the air traffic control transcript shows that the plane's reporting systems were turned off and it did a turn and disappeared from civilian radar.

But soon after the pilot or co-pilot said the words "Good night, Malaysian three seven zero" at 1.19 am on March 8, the plane disappeared.

Malaysia's Defence and acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, who released the transcript, said there was no indication of anything abnormal in the transcript.

But Hussein reiterated the investigator's belief that what happened to the plane was a deliberate action.

Australian and International Pilots Association president Nathan Safe agreed the transcript appeared 'completely benign'.

Hussein said the air traffic control transcript had been released to the families of passengers on board the plane.

He added that the transcript had initially been held as part of the police investigation.

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