Malaysian authorities in the recent days have revealed several details of what happened in the hours after missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, March 8.
Here's a minute-by-minute breakdown of what unfolded:
12:41 a.m. local time (12:41 p.m. Friday EST) Flight 370, a Boeing 777 with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board, took off from Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing.
1:07 a.m. The plane sent its last transmission by ACARS, the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System, which sends maintenance information, such as engine performance, to the ground.
That system later stopped working. It is not clear whether it shut off before or after Flight 370's last verbal contact with the ground, Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya told reporters Monday.