Quite surprising to many, search and rescue operation has been started for plane of Malaysia Airlines, after it was reported to be missing while en route from Kuala Lumpur towards Beijing on March 8, 2014.
Reportedly, there are around 239 people onboard, including 12 of the crew members.
Malaysia Airlines reported the news after they lost touch with the aircraft, after two hours of its take off. The plane left the Kuala Lumpur airport at 12.41 am local time on Saturday, March 8th.
The statement from the official airline stated that they are contacting the next-of-kin of crew and passengers. According to reports, the aircraft hadn’t entered the airspace controlled by China or did it make contacts with the Chinese controllers.
Current reports suggest that off the 227 passengers, 160 of them are Chinese nationals, while Malaysian Airlines spokesman also said there are some Australians expected to be on the flight. Two infants are also a part of the onboard members.
Wang Yi, China’s foreign minister, said at a press conference that is worried about the condition, according to the state media.
The plane was expected at Beijing precisely at 6.30 am local time. the first statement was published by the airline on Facebook, which stated: “Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 has lost contact with Subang air traffic control at 2.40am, today (8 March 2014).” (sic)
In the worst condition of the plane found crashed, it will be the second most fatal accident involving a Boeing 777 in last one. Back in last summer, Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crash landed killing three passengers in San Francisco.