Updated: Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:36:08 GMT | By Agence France-Presse

Malaysia Airlines 'has lost contact' with plane

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people bound for Beijing has lost contact with air traffic control after leaving Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, the carrier said Friday.

The airline said in a statement that Flight MH370 disappeared Saturday at 2:40 am local time (1840 GMT Friday). The plane, a Boeing 777-200, left Kuala Lumpur just after midnight Saturday, and had been due to arrive in Beijing at 6:30 am local time (2230 GMT Friday).

"Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their search and rescue team to locate the aircraft," the carrier said.

Mar 18, 2014 8:44AM

don't lose sight of collusion with some foreign country who has hidden the plane and is now entertaining the missing passengers in captivity ridiculous, say what. Need to check pilot and co-pilot communications by phone, e-mail or whatever for the last 3 months. Don't believe in coincidences

but strange occurrence is in line with Ukraine problem.

Idle thinking.

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