Malaysian Transport Minister Says No Sign of Plane Wreckage

Malaysia's transport minister Saturday denied reports that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had crashed off the coast of an island south of Vietnam.

“At the moment we have no confirmation of any wreckage," Seri Hishammuddin said at a news conference.

The flight carrying 239 passengers — including four Americans — broke contact about two hours after it took off from Kuala Lumpur, the airline and the Vietnamese government said Saturday.

The signal was lost one minute before the plane entered Vietnam's air jurisdiction on its way to Beijing, the army said.

Image: Malaysian Airlines Flight Reported Missing On Route To Beijing
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 08: Datuk Hishamuddin Hussein, Minister of Transport speaks to the media at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing carrying 239 onboard was reported missing after the crew failed to check in as scheduled while flying over the sea between Malaysia and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, according to published reports. (Photo by How Foo Yeen/Getty Images) How Foo Yeen / Getty Images