A Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 bound for Beijing, China from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has lost contact with Air Traffic Control on 8 March 2014 2.40am.
The flight is carrying a total of 227 souls onboard and has been missing for more than 6 hours.
Update 03/08/14 10:10AM:
Multiple sources are rumoring that the aircraft has landed at Nanming, China, some speculate that the aircraft has gone down in the mountains or ditched in the ocean based on date from flight tracking websites.
Malaysia Airlines have started contacting Next-of-kin, people are starting to get worried that Flight MH370 may have gone down along with 227 souls onboard.
Malaysia Airlines VP of operations told CNN that the aircraft had atleast 7 hours of fuel onboard and it should’ve ran out an hour ago. Hopes are starting to lower as time marches on.
We deeply regret that we have lost all contacts with flight MH370 which departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing. The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time. Subang Air Traffic Control reported that it lost contact at 2.40am (local Malaysia time) today.
Flight MH370 was operated on a Boeing B777-200 aircraft. The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 13 different nationalities. Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft. 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. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members. The airline will provide regular updates on the situation.
The public may contact +603 7884 1234. For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.
Next-of-kin may head to the Support Facility Building at KLIA’s South Support Zone. For directions, call 03 8787 1269. Source: http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en/site/dark-site.html
Everyone is praying that the flight may have just experienced a Communication problem and the passengers and crew onboard are safe
This is situation is still developing, updates to comes.
Sepang, 8 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 has lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today (8 March 2014).
Flight MH370, operated on the B777-200 aircraft, departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am on 8 March 2014. MH370 was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am the same day. The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members.
Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft. The airline will provide regular updates on the situation.
Meanwhile, the public may contact +603 7884 1234 for further info.