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Texas Man Among 239 on Missing Jet

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Philip Wood

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A Texas man is one of the three Americans who boarded the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished from radar without a distress signal over the South China Sea with 239 people on board.

Philip Wood, 50, works for IBM. His family told NBC DFW the American Embassy informed them Wood was on the plane.

Wood's mother told NBC DFW her son was living in Beijing and about to move to Kaula Lampur. Sandra Wood also said her son had visited last week and she felt at peace to have seen him recently.

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Aboard the jetliner were 227 passengers and 12 crew. Most of the passengers were Chinese. Three were Americans — Wood and two children, according to the passenger manifest.

Sandra Wood, Philip Wood's mother, told NBC DFW the photographs are from her son's Facebook page.

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