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Malaysia loses contact with plane carrying 239

1 year ago March 07, 2014 Mar 7, 2014 Friday, March 07 2014 Friday, March 07, 2014 7:41:29 PM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Four Americans are among the passengers aboard a Malaysia Airlines aircraft that lost contact over Vietam.

Malaysia Airlines said Saturday it lost communication with a plane carrying 239 people on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and search and rescue teams were trying to locate the aircraft.

According to China's Xinhua News Agency, the plane lost communication over Vietnam with the control department in the Ho Chi Minh area at 1:20 a.m. Saturday and that radar contact also was lost.

The plane was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members.

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