Online tools track Flight MH370 moments before it vanished

UPDATE  (11/03/2014): The crowd-sourcing site Tomnod is calling for volunteers to comb through satellite images and help find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. To assist in the search please go to their website here

There are fears for 239 passengers aboard a Malaysian Airlines flight which vanished after leaving Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing.

The online flight tracking site, Flightaware, tracked Flight MH370 moments before it lost contact with ground control.

The B777-200 aircraft departed Kuala Lumpar at 12.41am on 8 March 2014 and was expected to land in Beijing at 6:30am the same day.  Unconfirmed tracking provided on the Flightaware site, tracked the path of the plane for approximately 10 minutes between 3:43 EST – 4:01 EST.

The last known location (provided as co-ordinates 4°42’26.3″N 102°31’40.1″E) can be viewed on Google Maps and reveals dense foliage in this area.  Malaysian Airlines are currently working with authorities to locate the aircraft.

No formal statement has been provided as to the accuracy of the tracking provided on Flightaware.

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