This is a very sad piece of news indeed. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has disappeared en route to Beijing, China. The Boeing 777 aircraft took off from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at about 1240am and is feared to have crashed somewhere in the waters off Vietnam.
Search and rescue efforts are ongoing but it has been more than 24 hours since the doomed flight went missing. We can only hope and pray for the safety of all the 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board. At the moment, the situation remains grim.
In its website, 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 families may contact +603 7884 1234 for further info.
航空公司将会根据事件进展及时提供最新讯息。公众可以联络+603 7884 1234了解更多信息。