Malaysia Airlines says lost contact with plane carrying 239 people
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 at Kuala Lumpur International airport - AFP/Francis Silvan/File
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KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew lost contact with air traffic controllers early on Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the airliner said in a statement.

“Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their search-and-rescue teams to locate the aircraft,” it said.

Flight MH 370 operating a B777-200 aircraft departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.21 a.m. (1421 GMT Friday) and had been expected to land in Beijing at 6.30 a.m. (2230 GMT) the same day.

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