The ACARS reporting system on the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was taken off air prior to the pilots’ last radio contact with Malaysian ATC, Malaysian defense and transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein said. At an afternoon press briefing in Kuala Lumpur, the minister confirmed the brief exchange “All right, good night” from MH370’s cockpit came after the ACARS [Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System] communications system was disabled, but ...

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