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Malaysian Airlines loses contact with jet carrying 239

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Airlines has lost contact with one of its jets, a Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people en route to Beijing, the airliner said Saturday on its Facebook page.

Flight MH370 departed Kuala Lumpur at 12:41 am Saturday (04:41 GMT) and was scheduled to land in Beijing about two six hours later.

Malaysia Airlines confirmed that it lost contact with flight MH370 about two hours into the flight. The flight is carrying a total numberof 227 passengers and 12 crew members.

Malaysia Airlines is working with the authorities who have activated their search and rescue team to locate the aircraft.

DPA




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