Malaysia Airlines says plane missing

The authorities have begun a search and rescue for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 after the Beijing-bound plane lost contact with air traffic
controllers this morning, the airline said today.

MAS said flight MH370 lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am.

The B777-200 aircraft left the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 12.41am and was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am.

Malaysia Airlines says plane

Authorities have launched Search and Rescue efforts after Malaysian Airlines flight 370 failed to arrive in Beijing. The flight, a Boeing 777-200 was
scheduled to land around 6:30am. Malaysian officially listed it as missing at 7:45am.

The aircraft was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew. It departed from Kuala Lumpur, and reportedly lost contact with air traffic control.

This would make the fourth hull loss accident, and the third crash. Prior to this there had only been three fatalities related to 777

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