AN INTERNATIONAL air and search continues in waters between Malaysia and Vietnam for a missing Malaysian Airlines B777-200
aircraft, with 239 people on board, reports say.
Flight MH370, which disappeared at 02:40 local time on Saturday (18:40 GMT on Friday) after leaving Kuala Lumpur, was due to land in Beijing at 06:30 (22:30 GMT).
The aircraft was carrying 227 passengers, including two children, and 12 crew members.
“Boeing offers its deepest concern to the families of those aboard missing Malaysia Airlines
flight MH370.Boeing is assembling a team to provide technical assistance to investigating authorities,” a company statement says.
A statement from Malaysia Airlines reads: “At this stage, our search and rescue teams from Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam have failed to find evidence of any wreckage. The sea mission will continue while the air mission will recommence at daylight.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.
The passengers are of 14 different nationalities. All crew on-board are Malaysians.
The below table shows the latest number of passengers and their nationalities:
China/Taiwan 153 including infant/1
USA3 including infant
New Zealand 2