The last words from one of the two pilots in the cockpit of the missing Malaysian Airlines (MAS) fight MH370 were “Goodnight Malaysian three seven zero.”

The information was revealed by the Department of Civil Aviation of Malaysia on March 31.

This message is different from the one released when the hunt for the missing jet began: “All right, goodnight”.

According to the department, the last conversation between the air traffic controller and the cockpit of the missing plane was at 1:19 a.m on March 8 (local time).

It said the authorities will continue investigations to determine whether those last words from the cockpit were spoken by the pilot or co-pilot.

Earlier, MAS Managing Director Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said initial investigations showed that the voice was from the co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid.

The full transcript of the conversation will be announced at an upcoming meeting with relatives of passengers on board flight MH370, said the department.

April 1 marks the 23rd day of the search for the missing aircraft with 239 people aboard, which lost radar contact with air controllers on early March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. However, no traces of the jetliner have been found so far.

At present, forces from seven countries are joining the operation on an area of 120,000 on the Indian Ocean, about 1,850 km west of the Australian city of Perth .

According to Malaysian authorities, the plane was diverted by someone on board and satellite data showed that it ended in the south Indian Ocean, making it highly unlikely that any of the passengers or crewmembers survived.-VNA