In breaking news, this morning a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 went missing from Kuala Lumpur enroute to Beijing, flight MH370. One can only assume that the Malaysia Airlines plane has crashed somewhere.
This is extremely unusual, especially in this day and age. Also, the plane wasn’t flying over some remote areas on earth where it should just disappear. News media outlets have said the plane ran out of fuel by now, so one would assume it’s fallen into the ocean somewhere in the South China Sea. I hope rescue teams are able to locate the plane drifting in the ocean soon. Hopefully some survivors may have deployed the lift rafts and are floating around. The waters may be warm enough for them to stay alive and afloat.
Prayers and wishes to those aboard.
Saturday, March 08, 09:05 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident – 2nd Media Statement
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.