MH370: 54 minutes of cockpit communications hint event that caused jet to disappear was no accident

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The last 54 minutes of cockpit communication aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 can be disclosed Saturday by The Daily Telegraph.

A transcript of conversations between the co-pilot and the control tower, and other air traffic controllers, runs from the time the Boeing 777 was taxiing to its last known position thousands of feet above the South China Sea.

It includes exchanges from a point at which investigators believe the plane had already been sabotaged, as well as the last words of Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27, the co-pilot: “All right, good night.”

Last night analysts said the sequence of messages appeared “perfectly routine.” However two features, they said, stood out as potentially odd.

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The first was a message from the cockpit at 1:07 a.m., saying the plane was flying at 35,000ft. This was unnecessary as it repeated a message delivered six minutes earlier.

But it occurred at a…

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