Malaysia Airlines Plane Carrying 239 Passengers Has Gone Missing

UPDATE: Traces of oil found while flying over the search area. Possible crash into the ocean, but nothing is being ruled out. 

A Malaysia Arlines flight carrying 227 passengers (including two infants) and 12 crew members has gone missing. On Saturday, the plane lost contact on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Flight MH370 disappeared at 2:40 a.m. local time (1:40 p.m. Friday ET), about 2½ hours after taking off. The Boeing 777-200 was to have landed in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. local time (5:30 p.m. Friday ET), the airline said in a statement.

“Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their search and rescue team to locate the aircraft,” the carrier said.

The public may contact the airline at 603-7884-1234 for more information.

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