Missing MH370: No data received after 1.07am, says MAS

SEPANG - Both Rolls-Royce and Boeing have denied receiving any data transmitted by the missing flight MH370 after it went missing on March 8, said Malaysia Airlines.

Group chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya emphasised that media reports that the engine data was transmitted beyond its last contact at 1.07am on Saturday were untrue.

"We have contacted both possible source of the data, Rolls-Royce and Boeing. Both had said they did not receive the data.

"I confirm once and for all that the last Aircraft Communication And Reporting System (ACARS) was at 1.07am Saturday," he told a press conference Thursday.

He was responding to a report in the Wall Street Journal that data routinely downloaded from MH370's engines showed it flew on for four hours after disappearance.

Department of Civil Aviation director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said the last contact between the aircraft and Malaysia's radar was during the transfer of air traffic control from Malaysia to Vietnam.

"We lost the aircraft from the radar at the point we transferred the air traffic control from Malaysia to Vietnam, specifically, at an area called Igari," he said at the press conference.

The Beijing-bound aircraft with 239 passengers and crew members on board, disappeared from radar screen, about an hour after taking off from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 12.41am on March 8.

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