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Malaysia Releases Flight 370 Cockpit Transcript

Malaysian officials have released the official transcript of the last communications made from Flight 370 before the plane suddenly went missing.

Malaysia Releases Flight 370 Cockpit Transcript
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Malaysian officials have released the official transcript of the last communications made from Flight 370's cockpit before the plane suddenly went missing last month.

And the final message from the jet was different from what we previously thought. (Via Twitter / @H20Comms)

Weeks ago, Malaysian authorities made headlines when they announced the last communication from MH370 was a casual "All right, good night." (Via Business Insider)

But the newly released transcript showed a more standard sign-off from the cockpit.

"This is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's cockpit, says, 'Goodnight Malaysian 370.' What stands out to me is how routine it is." (Via CNN)

Malaysia's civil aviation authority didn't explain the discrepancy. They did, however, confirm they're still investigating who said those final words — the pilot or the co-pilot. (Via ABC)

But other than that, Malaysia's transport minister said in a statement Tuesday, "There is no indication of anything abnormal in the transcript." (Via BBC)

This new information comes as Malaysian authorities continue to deal with heavy criticism for their handling of the search, which is now in its fourth week.

Many are accusing the Malaysian government of mismanaging the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 and holding back information. (Via CBS)

A lot of that criticism is coming from China — as ABC points out, more than 150 of the 239 people who went missing along with the jet were Chinese.

Malaysia's transport minister said Tuesday the transcript wasn't previously released to the public because it was part of the police investigation into the disappearance. An international team of planes and ships still have yet to find any trace of the plane.