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Malaysia Airlines plane: Craft carrying 239 people has mysteriously gone missing

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A Malaysia Airlines plane has gone missing as the company has said that it has lost total contact with the passenger flight that was carrying a total of 239 people. CBS 12 reported on March 7, 2014, that the flight was heading from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and it's very likely that it was going to run out of fuel.

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"At the moment we have no idea where this aircraft is right now," Malaysia Airlines Vice President of Operations Control Fuad Sharuji said on CNN's "AC360."

It has been said that various means have been attempted to contact the Malaysia Airlines plane, but not have proved successful.

The Boeing 777-200 took off from Kuala Lumpur at 12:41 a.m., and it had an expected landing time in Beijing of 6:30 a.m. On board the plane were 227 passengers - including two infants - and 12 total crew members, and there were a combined 14 nationalities.

At least four Americans were on board the Malaysia Airlines plane, and that includes one of the infants.

The plane was said to have enough fuel for seven hours of flight, and there was still no contact at least an hour after that fuel was set to have run out. Whether by landing or other means, flight MH370 has to be on the ground because there is no fuel left.

"Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft," the airline said in the release.

The plane is said to be "about as sophisticated as any commercial airplane could possibly be."

Rumors of the flight landed safely appear to be unsubstantiated and were said to not be true. Pilots had not reported any issues with the aircraft when base last knew they were flying at an altitude of 35,000 feet.

Once contact had been lost, messages were constantly being released about the lost Malaysia Airlines plane, and they were never positive.

"We deeply regret that we have lost all contacts" with the jet, said CEO Ahmad Juahari Yahya in a statement.

An emergency team headed by the Chinese Ambassador has been formed by China's embassy located in Malaysia. They are going to be the team that handles the situation and tries to find out what has gone on.

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