The last words from missing the Malaysia Airlines plane were “all right, good night,” Malaysian officials reportedly told anxious relatives in China on Wednesday.
That sentence was uttered to Malaysian air traffic controllers in response to the routine handover to their Vietnamese counterparts.
The flight then disappeared from civilian radar screens, Malaysia's civil aviation officials told families in a packed hotel meeting room in Beijing, according to a reporter for the Singapore Straits Times who attended the event.
The Straits Times said relatives were angry at the Malaysian officials for not confirming whether the Boeing 777 had been subsequently detected on military radar screens.
The report could not be independently verified by NBC News.