Malaysian officials have changed their story on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 once again, saying on Monday that the last words spoken from the pilot or co-pilot of were "Good Night Malaysian Three Seven Zero," which is not what Malaysian authorities reported at the beginning of the search for the crashed flight and for many days after.
Earlier, authorities had reported that the last communication from MH370 was "all right, good night," a surprisingly casual phrase that raised suspicions that whoever was flying the plane was already departing from protocol. The new version is more aligned with how pilots usually sign off to ground control.
Officials released the transcript of communications between the flight and ground control late on Monday without explaining the discrepancy. Malaysia's Acting Transportation Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that the government has not released all details from the flight but that "we are not hiding anything. We are just following the procedure that is being set." Of the transcript, he said there was "no indication of anything abnormal."
Chinese families of passengers aboard the plane have voiced anger with how Malaysia has handled the search, and the new information is likely to hurt the government's credibility even further.