外文标题：Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 239 people goes missing
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 airline 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 Boeing B777-200 aircraft departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.21 a.m. (1621 GMT Friday) and had been expected to land in the Chinese capital at 6.30 a.m. (2230 GMT) the same day.
The airline said the flight had lost contact with Malaysian air traffic controllers at 2.40 a.m., just over two hours into the flight.
China's CCTV said 160 Chinese nationals were onboard the flight, according to microblogging website Weibo.
Chinese state TV also reported there had not been any reports received yet about any aircraft crashed in Chinese waters.
State news agency Xinhua reported radar contact with the flight was lost while it was in Vietnamese airspace.
If the plane is found to have crashed, the loss would mark the second fatal accident involving a Boeing 777 in less than a year, after an unblemished safety record since the jet entered service in 1995.
Last summer, an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crash landed in San Francisco, killing three passengers.
Boeing said it was aware of reports that the Malaysia Airlines plane was missing and was monitoring the situation but had no further comment.
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AMOD (Bangalore )
God, pls be kind to human race, Wish for a miracle !
samy smk (madurai)
What a disturbing piece of news! Hope all the passengers and the 12 crew members are safe! We are all anxiously waiting for the search result.
Sad news, hope for the best...
Praying hrs for the safety of the passengers and the crew. May the super powers of God work wonders and save each one of them. Each life there is precious they have so many dreams God pls save them
X Men (Unknown)
Wish all the 277 passengers along with 12 crew members safely return.
samy smk (madurai)
Very disturbing news indeed. Wish it was not a disaster involving casualties!
Jasvir Singh (San Francisco CA US)
You can not call San Francisco a Crash as it was Pilot error. We don't know status of this flight unless facts are cleared.
Vivek Shah (surat)
plane can't remain missing for much time unless there is disaster took place. God bless the on board passengers.
Was it an old aircraft ? No mention of that
Amit Ranjan (Unknown)
Sad news, may be terrorist Attack
239 lives !
Sankar Km (Santa Clara, CA, USA)
Please God, Please. Let's all hear that they are all safe somewhere.
Pray for a Miracle that the people onboard are safe!
Bipin Bhatia (Delhi)
in this age of technology why are we still so helpless....
Kechit Goyal (Mumbai, Maharashtra, Ind)
It is hard to believe that a whole plane can go missing in today's technically advanced world.
Manish Singh (Bangalore)
That's really a bad news to start a day with. I wonder if this is not a result of any terrorist activity.
SATYABRATA SAHOO (Bhubaneswar)
Tragic incident. Raises serious concerns about Airline safety. Blackcbox will reveal the real reason though.
Shailesh Jha ()
Lets hope everybody is safe and sound.
Man made things however well made are never perfect. Accidents can happen.sad that as many innocent lives will be lost.
Human life is brittle. How sad!
Human beings are at the mercy of the elements of nature.