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Audio From Flight 370 Released
Cedar Rapids, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) For the first time, we are hearing sounds from missing flight 370.
Audio from the cock pit was released early Tuesday morning.
The recording caught some of the last words of crew members before the flight disappeared.
"Malaysia three seven zero contact ho chi min 120.9, good night," says a voice Malaysian officials say is the radar controller on the ground.
"Good night Malaysian three seven zero," answers a voice believed to be a crew member on board.
CNN BREAK REPORT:
At 2:03 a.m. local time on March 8, the operational dispatch center of Malaysian Airlines sent a message to the cockpit instructing the pilot to contact ground control in Vietnam, said Sayid Ruzaimi Syed Aris, an official with Malaysia's aviation authority.
Aris said flight MH370 did not respond to the message.
Nearly 20 minutes later, at 2:22 a.m., Aris said the Royal Malaysian Air Force picked up the flight for the last time on its radar system.
By that point, Aris said, the plane was believed to have swerved far off course over the Malaysian coastal area of Penang, in the direction of the Malacca Strait.
According to Malaysian officials in Beijing on Tuesday, there was no direct communication between Malaysian Airlines and MH370 for a five-hour period, until the airline tried unsuccessfully to call the cockpit.
"At 7:13," Aris said, Malaysian Airlines tried to "make a voice call to the aircraft, but no pick-up."
Malaysian officials told Chinese families on Tuesday that, by their calculations, the aircraft would have run out of fuel seven hours and 31 minutes into the flight.
"Based on the fuel calculation ... the aircraft fuel starvation will occur at time 08:12," said Subas Chandran, a Malaysian Airlines representative.
The Malaysian delegation also published slides showing the last known "handshakes" between the aircraft and an Inmarsat satellite over the Indian Ocean.
The sixth and final handshake took place at 8:11 a.m. Malaysian time. According to these Inmarsat data points, in relation to the Inmarsat satellite, Flight 370 was far south of where it should have been, if it had been flying on its planned route to Beijing.