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Malaysia Airlines MH 370 flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew , lost contact with air traffic controllers , Saturday ( 08/03/2014 ) , on a flight from Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia , to Beijing , China . The location is expected to be the last contact in Vietnamese airspace .
" Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities have activated a search and rescue team to find the aircraft , " the statement said Malaysia Airlines as quoted by Reuters on Saturday .
Flight MH 370 using a Boeing B777 - 200 departing from Kuala Lumpur on Saturday at 0:21 pm or Friday at 23:21 pm , and is scheduled to arrive in Beijing at 6:30 or 5:30 pm Malaysian time . The plane reportedly lost contact at 2:40 pm Malaysian time .
Chinese television channel , CCTV , reported that on the plane that contained 160 Chinese nationals , sebagimana told Reuters on microblogging site Weibo . The Chinese government has not preaching the TV no reports of a plane crash in the waters of China .
Xinhua news agency reported radar contact with flight control is lost when the plane is expected to be in Vietnamese airspace . Boeing said it has received reports loss of aircraft owned by Malaysia Airlines and are monitoring the situation , declined to comment further .
When the plane crashed , then this will be the second Boeing 777 accident within less than one year after a flawless flight safety record of products launched in 1995 . In the summer of 2013 , a Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines landed at the airport imperfect San Francisco , USA , killing three passengers .