Missing MH370: Phone call from pilot before aircraft disappeared

SEPANG: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) chief operating officer (CEO) Ahmad Jauhari Yahya was asked today about details of a phone call said to have been made by the pilot during the flight before disappearing from radar.

To the question, the CEO replied that the investigating team is looking into it.

"The investigation team is studying the call, and details about it. Details would be released after they go through it," he said.

He added that the luggage manifest is also with the team and he would be checking with them if that information can be released to the media.

Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the investigation into the passenger manifest did not reveal anything suspicious.

"The investigating team has gone through the list and it did not reveal anything out of the ordinary.

"Upon police investigation, the Ukraine police have confirmed that the background checks on the Ukrainian passenger have come back clear," he said.

However, he added as a personal favour he had requested for the investigation team to go through the passenger manifest once again

On the police investigation, Hishammuddin said that Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar will release more information once there is additional information.