'Good Night Malaysian Three Seven Zero'
April 29th, 2014
04:59 AM ET

'Good Night Malaysian Three Seven Zero'

Relatives of Chinese passengers have been furious over the perceived lack of information given by Malaysian authorities.

But on Tuesday, Malaysian officials briefed scores of family members in Beijing and played never-before released audio of the plane's final chatter with a control tower.

"Malaysia three seven zero contact Ho Chi Min 120.9, good night," says a voice identified by Malaysian officials as that of a radar controller in Kuala Lumpur.

"Good night Malaysian three seven zero," answers a male voice believed to be a crew member on board.

Officials also showed family members maps of the flight's route, including a questionable turn at Penang over the Strait of Malacca. That turn sent the plane veering far off course.

Malaysia Airlines representative Subas Chandran said the plane likely ran out of fuel about seven-and-a-half hours into the flight.

Such details, while sobering, were welcomed by relatives.

"They are making progress," said Jimmy Wang, a member of the families' committee aimed at seeking answers.

We'll share the audio and have more details about the search on "New Day" at 6am ET.

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  1. Ric Buck

    The good ight remark is nothing out of the ordinary. A simple courtesy between aTC and the pilots......there is NO coded message here folks......this is just more fear mongering for the weak of mind.

    April 29, 2014 at 12:45 pm | Reply
  2. debra shaub

    where is the interview Richard did with this pilot.. you can even see him in this pic when he did this .....,why is bowing holding out info on the GPS and systems on this plane ....,this should be out day one to the family's and us ....,why and how didn't our secret base on that island not pick this plane up on radar or even see it ,...why wasn't the people on the boats and on land interviewed and put on CNN when they said they saw this plane and it being followed by jets ....why doesn't the math add up on the fuel on this plane ....you did a report in the beginning on that ,but you failed to redo it when your so call new track came to light ,you know it didn't have that much fuel even if it was full and it wasn't full ...ill leave it at this but i got about 30 more

    April 29, 2014 at 9:18 am | Reply
  3. S.NazeerAhamed

    please search in south pacific sea center place between Australia&Africa!. please do careful search that place danger zone gravitational force is high.

    April 29, 2014 at 7:29 am | Reply

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