More than 44 hours have now gone since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control on 8 March while en route to Beijing and so far, the flight’s Boeing 777-200ER aircraft is still nowhere to be found.
Below are the list of essential updates regarding the missing MH370 incident as of Day 2:
[The Star]: There are signs on radar that MH 370 might have attempted to turn back according to the Chief of Royal Malaysian Air Force, Jeneral Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Rodzali bin Daud.
[The Malay Mail] SAR effort intensifies, now includes Straits of Malacca.
[Infonet (in Vietnamese) via Wall Street Journal, CNN] Vietnamese search aircraft spotted debris, believed to be from MH370. However, the investigation on the debris can only be done tomorrow due to darkening condition at the time of discovery. Earlier, debris that was spotted by a Singaporean search plane found to be a false alarm. – [UPDATE, 12PM 10/03] The object is not verified by Vietnamese authorities, according to the chief of DCA in the first MH370 press conference for 10 March just moments ago.
[Reuters] Authorities are looking into the possibility that the aircraft might have disintegrated mid-air.
Meanwhile, always keep a look for official announcements from Malaysia Airlines over at its Facebook page and the dedicated website for MH370. The next official press conference for MH370 by Malaysian authorities has been scheduled to take place at 12pm tomorrow, 10 March.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the safety of the MH370’s passengers and crews. We are also hoping that the SAR operation of MH370 will be able to discover the aircraft as soon as possible.