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Malaysia Airlines reports airplane is missing

A Malaysia Airlines aircraft taxis down the runway at London Heathrow Airport on May 18, 2006 in London, England.
A Malaysia Airlines aircraft taxis down the runway at London Heathrow Airport on May 18, 2006 in London, England.Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Malaysia Airlines is reporting Malaysian traffic controllers lost contact with Flight MH 370 carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

According to Yahoo News, Flight MH370 lost contact with the Subang air traffic control at 2:40 a.m. Saturday (18:40 GMT Friday). The flight was operated on the Boeing 777-200 aircraft. It departed Kuala Lumpur at 12:41 a.m. Saturday (16:41 GMT Friday) and was expected to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. Saturday (22:30 GMT Friday).

Reuters is reporting a statement from the airline, "Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their search-and-rescue teams to locate the aircraft," it said.

There is minimal information available at this time, one can hope there will be positive information available soon. Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said in a statement, "Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew. Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support,"

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