PUTRAJAYA, Dec 28 – Malaysia Airlines flight MH132 from Auckland, New Zealand to Kuala Lumpur reported heading the wrong direction on December 24 which air traffic controllers had been given the wrong flight plan, said Malaysia Airlines Bhd. According to a company statement last night, MH132 latest flight plan provided by Operation Dispatch Center (ODC) while Auckland Air Traffic Control (ATC) was accidentally given an earlier flight plan.
However, the airline said the two routes follow the flight path authenticated while the aircraft still has enough fuel for both routes. The airline said each flight plan are provided by the circumstances at that time include things like the weather, prior notice and the efficiency of air traffic routes. It said that surely there is no compromise for the safety of passengers and crew at any time.
According to the statement, Malaysia Airlines is currently investigating the matter regarding the submission of the flight. The New Zealand Herald reported yesterday that the pilot of flight MH132 expressed concern weighs eight minutes after take-off when the Airbus A330 had been ordered to fly further south than the usual. The incident occurred when the plane took off at 2:23 am Christmas Day (9.23 pm GMT on Christmas Eve), the statement said.