Home > News > Nation
Wednesday March 12, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday March 12, 2014 MYT 12:28:07 PM
KOTA BARU: Four police reports about a low-flying aircraft, believed to be the missing flight MH370, have been lodged by eyewitnesses from here, Tumpat and Bachok.
Kelantan police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said the eyewitnesses reported they saw the plane heading north towards the South China Sea.
He said according to the reports lodged on Sunday, the aircraft was sighted at Kuala Besar, Pantai Cahaya Bulan (both in Kota Baru), Geting (Tumpat) and Pantai Senok (Bachok).
“Based on the reports, the plane was sighted between 1.30am and 1.45am. A bus driver, who gave his voluntary statement on Sunday, said he saw a low-flying plane at Penarik, Setiu, Terengganu, at about 3.45am the same day flight MH370 went missing,” DCP Jalaluddin said.
“The driver was sure that he saw the aircraft’s blinking beacon lights,” he said.
He was speaking to reporters before handing over copies of the reports to Kelantan Department of Civil Aviation manager Suaidi Yusof at the police contingent headquarters here yesterday.
In Marang in Terengganu, eight villagers lodged reports claiming they had heard a loud noise on Saturday coming from the direction of Pulau Kapas.
The villagers from Kampung Pantai Seberang Marang made the reports at the Marang district police headquarters.
One of them, Alias Salleh, 36, said he and his fellow villagers were on a bench about 400m from the Marang beach at 1.20am when they heard the noise, which sounded like the fan of a jet engine.
“The loud and frightening noise came from the north-east of Pulau Kapas. We looked around the Rhu Muda beach but did not see anything unusual,” he said.
Missing MH370: Arduous and difficult task for search teams
Missing MH370: No rest yet for maritime officers in mission
Missing MH370: Cops get reports on low-flying aircraft and loud noise
Missing MH370: Cops exploring possible angles
Missing MH370: 'There were no passengers who did not board flight', says IGP
Missing MH370: Stolen passports users identified as Iranians
Missing MH370: Consultant cherishes her brief encounters with Zaharie
Missing MH370: Sombre start to Dewan proceedings
Missing MH370: Najib holds talks with top security officials
Missing MH370: MCA Crisis Relief Squad to lend helping hand
Missing MH370: Strong ties with China proven
Missing MH370: Six family members lose cool with media
Missing MH370: Next of kin getting restless and frustrated
Security lapse extends beyond airports
Vanishing into thin air
God’s compassion in a calamity
Vietnam expands search Mission to find missing jet
Desperate families await news of loved ones
China deploys satellites in search mission
MH370 - A nation in shock and mourning
Tags / Keywords:
Transport Safety, laud bang
Heavy traffic on highways heading to KL (Updated)
International team inspects fuselage of crashed MH17
Additional train services for KL-Ipoh sector during CNY
SPAD issues additional temporary bus permits in conjunction with CNY
MH370: Disregard conspiracy theories, get information from reliable sources, says Liow
Permatang Pauh by-election: Two candidates on PKR shortlist, says Wan Azizah
CM: Sky Cab eco-friendly
Penang pays tribute to Karpal Singh
Family of NS boy killed in car crash receives insurance payout
Wan Azizah: Permatang Pauh PAS behind us
Masidi: Only three Sumatran rhinos left in Sabah
Just like in the Big Apple
Web Wanders: Spotlight on the good
Capacity of 2018 World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)