239 PEOPLE FEARED MISSING AS MALAYSIAN AIRLINES PLANE DISAPEARS
Its a sad news as Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew on board went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The company said that it lost contact with the aircraft two hours after take-off and it was now working with authorities who had deployed search and rescue teams to locate the aircraft. The plane left Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am local time on Saturday (6.41pm GMT on Friday).
Radar contact with the aircraft, flight MH370, was lost in airspace controlled by Vietnam in the early hours of Saturday morning, China‘s Xinhua news agency said. The aircraft did not enter airspace controlled by China and did not make contact with Chinese controllers, Xinhua added.
Xinhua said 160 of the passengers on board were Chinese nationals, citing Chinese aviation officials. A Malaysian Airlines spokesman said Australians were believed to be among the other nationalities on board,News Corp .reported.
Posted on March 10, 2014, in NEWS UPDATE and tagged Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, malaysian airline, missing Malaysia Airlines plane, missing malaysian airline, Xinhua news agency. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.