Sunday, March 9, 2014

CNN: Terkini Kehilangan Penerbangan MH370 - 12 Gambar Waris Yang Menunggu Berita

Search intensifies for Malaysian airliner and 239 people, rescue ships head to sea
By Tom Watkins and Chelsea J. Carter, CNN
(CNN) -- (CNN) -- Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared Saturday after air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane, the airline said.

"At the moment we have no idea where this aircraft is right now," Malaysia Airlines Vice President of Operations Control Fuad Sharuji said on CNN's "AC360."

Subang Air Traffic Control lost contact with Flight MH370 at about 2:40 a.m. local time (1:40 p.m. ET Friday), Sharuji said.

"We tried to call this aircraft through various means," he said. The airline checked reports that the jet had landed in several places, but determined that none of the reports was true, he said.

The Boeing 777-200 departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 12:41 a.m. and was expected to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m., a 2,300-mile (3,700 kilometer) trip. It was carrying 227 passengers, two of them infants, and 12 crew members, the airline said.

At the time of its disappearance, the plane was carrying about 7.5 hours of fuel, Sharuji said.

The passengers are of 13 nationalities, the airline said. They were from China and Taiwan (154), Malaysia (38), Indonesia (12), Australia (7), France (3), United States (4), New Zealand (2), Ukraine (2), Canada (2), Russia (1), Italy (1), Netherlands (1), Austria (1).

One infant from the United States and another from China were included in the tally.

By CNN's math, that adds up to 228 passengers, one more than the total cited by the airline. There was no immediate explanation offered.

"Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft," the statement said. The public can call +603 7884 1234 for further information.

"We deeply regret that we have lost all contacts" with the jet, said CEO Ahmad Juahari Yahya in a statement.

Efforts to contact the plane in the hours after it disappeared were fruitless. China deployed two rescue ships in the South China Sea to begin a search, state-run broadcaster CCTV said.

Family and friends of those missing on the flight gathered at a hotel complex in the Lido district of Beijing. People were being led in through a throng of reporters, with those friends and relatives saying nothing to the media.

One woman had her hand to her face. As the door opened, a man inside looked anxious as he talked on a cell phone.

The airline's website said the flight was piloted by Cap. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, a Malaysian. He has 18,365 total flying hours and joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981, the website said. The first officer is Fariq Ab.Hamid, 27, a Malaysian with a total of 2,763 flying hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 2007.

The airline said in a statement that its representatives were contacting the relatives of those aboard. "Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support," it said.

China's state-run Xinhua News Agency said the flight lost contact and its radar signal as it was flying over the Ho Chi Minh air traffic control area in Vietnam.

China's embassy in Malaysia formed an emergency team headed by the Chinese ambassador to deal with the incident, it said.

"We're closely monitoring reports on Malaysia flight MH370," Boeing said in a tweet. "Our thoughts are with everyone on board."

"It doesn't sound very good," retired American Airlines Capt. Jim Tilmon told CNN's "AC360." He noted that the route is mostly overland, which means that there would be plenty of antennae, radar and radios to contact the plane.

"I've been trying to come up with every scenario that I could just to explain this away, but I haven't been very successful."

He said the plane is "about as sophisticated as any commercial airplane could possibly be," with an excellent safety record.

"The lack of communications suggests to me that something most unfortunate has happened," said Mary Schiavo, former inspector general of the U.S. Department of Transportation, in an interview with CNN International. "But that, of course, does not mean that there are not many persons that need to be rescued and secured. There's still a very urgent need to find that plane and to render aid."

There is one recent blemish for the Boeing jet: An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 carrying 291 passengers struck a seawall at San Francisco International Airport in July 2013, killing three people and wounding dozens more.

Malaysia Airlines operates in Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and on the route between Europe and Australasia.

It has 15 of the Boeing 777-200 planes in its fleet, CNN's Richard Quest reported.

Part of the company is in the private sector, but the government owns most of it.

Malayan Airways Limited began flying in 1937 as an air service between Penang and Singapore. A decade later, it began flying commercially as the national airline.

In 1963, when Malaysia was formed, the airline was renamed Malaysian Airlines Limited.

Within 20 years, it had grown from a single aircraft operator into a company with 2,400 employees and a fleet operator.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Allah knows everything...setiap yang berlaku ada hikmah disebaliknya...muhasabah diri..pasti ada kesilapan dalam diri masing-masing. Apa yang pasti Allah tidak menjadikan sesuatu itu dengan sia-sia..walau apapun sama-samalah kita doakan agar semua yang terlibat terselamat ...ameen !

Anonymous said...

Pray for MH370

Anonymous said...

Insyaalah dengan izinNya, lambat laun akan tersiar juga apa yg berlaku disebalik insiden yg tidak dijangka ini. Sbg umat Islam, kita mohon kepada Allah SWT untuk memudahkan segala ikhtiar. Kita yg menanti juga jgn sekadar mengharap tapi sertai dengan doa kerana klau ramai yg berdoa, mungkin satu akan dimakbulkan Allah.Ini adalah satu peringatan daripada Allah supaya kita jgn terlalu leka dan alpa.

Anonymous said...

Mgkn kite belum diberi keizinan dr-Nya utk menemui pesawat MH370 ni..namun sentiasalah b'doa n b'hrp kpd Allah..Allah nk kite sentiase dekat n b'hrp kpd-Nya..selama ni mgkn kite leka n jauh dgn Allah..tdk mustahil keajaiban Allah blh b'laku..sama2 kite doakn mereka yg t'libat dijumpai dlm k'daan slamat..jgn b'henti b'hrp kpd-Nya

Unknown said...

Terlalu banayk spekulasi. Cuba menlogikkan fakta. Semua nama betul kalau di renungkan. Biar pihak pewajib melakukan. Selagi masih ramai yang membuat andaian secara tak langsung menambahkan kesdihan pada ahli keluarga mangsa. Merwka yang meras tak sama apa yang kita rasa. Usah berteka dan bersilangkata.

Anonymous said...

Mohon berdoa pada allah swt.hanya dia la yg boleh menolong kita..insyallah..

Anonymous said...

Bagaimana dan apa yang diberikan pihak Malaysia Airlines kepada pihak keluarga dari penumpang MH370 yang hilang sebagai pertanggungjawabannya?