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Last words from MH370 not 'all right, good night': KL

Correction of what M'sian ambassador to China had said comes 3 weeks later

Published Tue, Apr 1, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[KUALA LUMPUR] The last words from the cockpit of a missing Malaysian jet were a standard "good night Malaysian three seven zero", Malaysian authorities said, changing their account of the critical last communication from a more casual "all right, good night".

The correction more than three weeks after Flight MH370 vanished with 239 people on board was made as Malaysian authorities face heavy criticism, particularly from China, for mismanaging the search and holding back information.

Painstaking analysis of radar data and limited satellite information has focused the search on a vast, inhospitable swath of the southern Indian Ocean west of the Australian city of Perth, but has so far failed to spot any sign of the jetliner.

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