A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing is missing. The Boeing 777-200 aircraft had 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members and passengers of 13 different nationalities.
“Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew,” the airlines’ group chief executive officer, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, said in a statement. “Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members,” he added.
Flight MH370 departed from Kuala Lumpur at 12:41 a.m. Saturday local time, according to a statement from the airline. Air traffic control in Subang lost contact with it two hours later.
It was scheduled to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. the same day.