Malaysia Airlines has lost contact with flight MH370 carrying 239 people, according to Breaking News. There are 227 passengers (including 2 infants) and 12 crew members.
The flight departed Kuala Lumpur at 12:41 AM on Mar. 8, 2014. The flight was expected to land in Beijing at 6:30 AM on the same day.
Malaysia Airlines vice president CNN said that the missing plane had enough fuel for seven hours and suspects it would have run out of fuel by now.
China’s Xinhua news agency reports that the flight lost radar contact while in Vietnamese airspace.
The plane is a Boeing 777 and would mark the second fatal accident involving this type of Boeing aircraft in less than a year.
By Niles Olson