Official updates from MAS can be found on their website and twitter; families of those onboard should call +603 7884 1234 (Malaysia) or +8610 6437 6249 (Beijing) for further info. An unofficial, frequently updated timeline of events can be found here.
Last updated: 10 March, 11pm. All times are in Malaysian local time, UTC/GMT+8:00.
EDIT: In the short time since posting, this post has received many hits from around the world. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to read this, for sharing this with your followers, and most of all for caring, even if this incident doesn’t directly concern you. Thank you.
What is MH370?
MH370 is a Malaysian Airlines (MAS) codeshare flight with China Southern Airlines CZ748 that departed from Kuala Lumpur (the capital of Malaysia) at 12.41am on 8 March, and was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am on the same day. It was operated on a Boieng 777-200ER and carried enough fuel to fly until 8.30am.
What happened to it?
Subang Air Traffic Control (in Malaysia) lost contact with MH370 as it was just about to hand over to Ho Chi Minh Air Traffic Control Centre (in Vietnam) at 1.22am, and reported it missing to MAS at 2.40am. The last known position of MH370 before it disappeared from radar was 6°55′15″ North and 103°34′43″ East, while flying over the Gulf of Thailand at an altitude of 35,000 feet. No distress call, ELT (emergency locator transmitter) or other signal was detected. Authorities from China and Thailand stated that MH370 did not enter their airspace.
We live in an age where everyone has a camera on them one way or another and information is spread around the globe at the speed of light and the degree at which we apply and regard security is at an all time high….
…. and somehow a two hundred feet long, three hundred thousand pound aircraft carrying two hundred and thirty-nine souls has completely vanished.
Our tiny blue marble has become frighteningly huge in the worst way possible
"I’m going on an adventure!"
"No you aren’t, come eat your fruit."
Pandas are unreal, so fluffy
Bamf!Dean for my followers.
Harry Potter: scenery ± tilt shift (Sorcerer’s Stone)
when you start listening to ur favorite band less and less but when u listen to them again you’re like hELL YEA THIS IS MY FAVE BAND AND I LOVE THEM SO MUCH AND I FORGOT HOW PERFECT THEY ARE AND THEY MEAN SO MUCH TO ME
It was 70 years ago when my mother dipped her toes in Lake Cavloc, Switzerland along side her father and sister. Beauty was all around them and so were the echoes of youth. My mother’s view has changed now that she lives in a nursing home. Wouldn’t it have been something if the waters they had danced in had washed the fountain of youth over them…
These all send shivers down my back and make me want to cry