Malaysia Airlines MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing Lost Contact with Control Tower

By | March 8, 2014

This incident happened around 2.40am this morning after the Boeing 777-200 took off from Kuala Lumpur en-route to Beijing.

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The plane took of from KLIA around 12.41am this morning and everything was fine until it was reported around 2.40am that the plane lost contact with the control tower at Subang Airport in Malaysia.

The plane is a Boeing 777-200 and there are a total of 239 on board, with 12 crew members. The plane was scheduled to land at 6.30am local Beijing time but the plane did not seem to make it. Currently, all effort is being done to track down the plane.

Based on the official statement from Malaysia Airline’s website, below is breakdown of nationalities of passengers on board:

1.    China – 152 plus 1 infant

2.    Malaysia – 38

3.    Indonesia – 12

4.    Australia – 6

5.    France – 3

6.    United States of America – 3 pax plus 1 infant

7.    New Zealand – 2

8.    Ukraine – 2

9.    Canada – 2

10.  Russia – 1

11.  Italy – 1

12.  Taiwan – 1

13.  Netherlands – 1

14.  Austria – 1

The following is the list of passengers on board MH370 (screenshots):

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For updates by Malaysia Airlines, please go to their website here.

Let’s all pray the safety of this plane and all people on board. Beijing is close to my heart because I’ve lived there for almost 10 years and my wife is also from Beijing. It is my second home.

Richard Ker

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