The preliminary report on the missing Malaysian Flight MH370 was finally released on Thursday and has revealed precious time were lost in raising the alarm after it vanished from ground control radar on March 08 with 239 people on board.
Curiosity now surrounds on the 17-minute gap between the time MH370 lost contact and the air traffic controllers realized it has disappeared from their screens. Experts and observers were also bothered that it took almost 4 hours for the Malaysian Airlines to launch a search and rescue operation.
The report shows Malaysian airliner took off from Kuala Lumpur on March 08 at 12:41 am local time. When it was about to cross the Vietnamese border, Malaysian air traffic controller told the pilots to contact Vietnam at 1:19, which it never did, as everyone knows now. Two minutes later at 1:21am the plane disappeared from radar screen. (Click here to read more)