Malaysian Air Force Chief Rodzali Daud allegedly says that military radar detected the flight going westward, not east as it was supposed to, over the Malacca Strait, a busy shipping channel on Malaysia’s west coast. The plane was flying 1,000 feet lower than it had been. Daud immediately issues a statement denying that he said anything of the sort to local reporters, but additional sources say that radar at a military base tracked the flight to Pulau Perak, an island at the end of the Malacca Strait. CNN Wire tweets:
More on #MH370: If new data is correct, plane was on the opposite side of Malay Peninsula from its scheduled route.
According to an unnamed official,
[The plane] changed course after Kota Bharu and took a lower altitude. It made it into the Malacca Strait.