Missing MH370: What is known about the plane's flight path so far

MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Najib Razak disclosed new information on the whereabouts of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared one week ago on March 8. Here is a rundown of what happened early that Saturday morning:

12.41am: The Boeing 777-200ER jetliner carrying 239 people takes off from Kuala Lumpur Interntational Airport for Beijing.

Time unclear: Just before the aircraft reached the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (Acars) was disabled.

About 1.20am: Malaysian air traffic controllers in Kuala Lumpur hand over communications to their Vietnamese counterparts in Ho Chih Minh City. The last words heard from the cockpit were: "All right, goodnight".

Time unclear: Near the border between Malaysian and Vietnamese air traffic control, the aircraft's transponder was switched off.

About 1.23am: Vietnam informs Malaysia that they cannot contact the plane.

2.15am: A military defense radar picks up an unidentified blip 322km north-west of Penang. On Saturday, Mr Najib confirmed the flight picked up by the radar was MH370.

8.11am: Last confirmed communication between the plane and a satellite. Investigators have determined that the plane's last communication with the satellite was in one of two possible corridors: a northern corridor from the border of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to northern Thailand and a southern corridor from Indonesia to the southern Indian Ocean.