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As families in 14 countries anxiously awaited word on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the airline issued another statement Saturday afternoon that offered little new information.
The flight from Kuala Lumpur, carrying 227 passengers from 14 countries — including two infants — and 12 crew members, broke contact with Subang Air Traffic Control in Malaysia at 2:40 a.m. (1:40 p.m. ET Friday). It still hadn't been heard from almost 13 hours later.
We regret to announce that Subang Traffic Control lost contact with flight MH370 at 2:40 am today.
We are currently working with international authorities on the search and rescue mission and as at 1400 hours, 08 March 2014, we have no information on the location of the airline.
MH370 is a Boeing 777-200 aircraft on a code share with China Southern Airlines. It departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am today for Beijing. The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time. The flight had a total number of 227 passengers and 12 crew members. The passengers were from 14 different countries, most of whom are from China.
"Our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and the authorities."
Our team is currently calling family members of passengers to keep them updated on the situation and our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and the authorities. We are sending a MH team to support the families of passengers at Beijing. The airline will continue to publish regular updates on the situation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all passengers, our crew and their family members.