Malaysia Airlines Says It's Lost Contact With Plane Carrying 239
by: Eyder Peralta, NPR, March 7, 2014 7:03:00 pm
Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with an aircraft carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members.
The airline says that the Boeing 777 departed from Kuala Lumpur on early Saturday morning local time and was expected in Beijing at 6:30 a.m.
"Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft," the airline said in a statement posted to its Facebook page.
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