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Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 crashes in South China Sea, 239 feared dead

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A U.S. built airliner Boeing 777-200ER carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew is reported to have crashed this morning on March 8, while it was flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.

According to Reuters.com, the Malaysian Airlines flight lost contact with air traffic controllers 120 nautical miles off the south coast of Vietnam in the South China Sea.

Before it could not enter into the Vietnamese airspace, the Malaysian Airlines flight lost all contacts within 2 hours after the takeoff from the Malaysian capital city.

The air crash could be the deadliest one since Boeing entered into the service. However, Malaysian Airlines has not yet confirmed any reports about the crash.

As of now, Malaysia, Vietnam and China are running joint rescue operations. China sent two maritime rescue ships to rescue affected people and to recover the remains of the plane.

The flight in question flew from Kuala Lumpur at 1621 GMT Friday, which was supposed to land in Beijing at 2230 GMT Friday.

The passengers onboard include 152 Chinese nationals, 38 Malaysians, 12 Indonesians, 6 Australians and 3 Americans, which further included three infants as well.

This type of Boeing 777 airliner did not have any such crash in recent years. Since the year Boeing started manufacturing and flying these airliners, i.e. 1995, this is the second mega crash.

Earlier in July 2013, an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER crashed in San Francisco, which claimed more than 180 injuries and lives.

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