Time line

Updated: 2014-03-16 08:08

(China Daily)

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Major developments Day 8

1:20 am

Thai police issued a wanted notice for an Iranian who helped two other Iranians using stolen passports to buy tickets for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

7:50 am

Inmarsat confirmed its network received "routine automated signals" from MH370.

9 am

The Chinese navy's Haizhou missile destroyer, which has been conducting the search in the Gulf of Thailand where MH370 reportedly went missing, was ordered to move toward the Malacca Strait, the aircraft's new suspected location.

2:20 pm

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak held a news conference and said the plane's last communication with the satellite was in one of two possible corridors: a northern corridor stretching roughly from the border of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to northern Thailand, or a southern corridor stretching roughly from Indonesia to the southern Indian Ocean. He also announced Malaysia is ending the search in the South China Sea.

4 pm

Reuters reported Malaysian police searched the home of Flight MH370's captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53.

5:24 pm

Vietnam announced it was stopping its search mission in its waters.

(China Daily 03/16/2014 page2)