A Boeing 777-200 belonging to Malaysia Airlines (9M-MRO) lost contact with tower on March 7 2014 at 2:40 and there are high chances the plane crashed into the ocean. Radar contact was lost within 1 hour and a half into the flight. The plane should have landed in Beijing yesterday.
The plane on route Kuala Lumpur – Beijing was carrying 239 passengers and crew.
Most of the passengers were chinese, canadians, australians, malaysians and russians.
There is no actual cause at the moment .
In the afternoon local time an Admiral of the Vietnamese Navy was understood to indicate that the crash site of the aircraft has been located about 130nm south of the Vietnamese Island Tho Chau (110nm southwest of main land Ca Mau), the Navy later said that the admiral only referred to the position of last radio/radar contact with the aircraft, the aircraft has not yet been found.
Phillipine military dispatches ships and planes to help locating the plane.
Aviation expert Richard Quest sais that when the plane dissappeared it should have been in the safe path of the route.
Malaysia Airlines sais they have no idea where the location of MH370 is.
The company said that there were 6 australians in the passenger list.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-370 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China was reported missing. There were 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board.
The Boeing 777-2H6ER took off from Kuala Lumpur Interational Airport’s runway 32R at 00:41 and climbed to a cruising altitude of FL350.
Subang Air Traffic Control reported that it lost contact at 02.40 (local Malaysia time). Flight tracking website Flightradar24 showed a last contact at 02:20 at a position of 175 km NNE off the Malaysian coast and 223 km SW off the Vietnamese coast.
A search is in progress.
Distance from Kuala Lumpur Subang International Airport to Beijing-Capital Airport as the crow flies is 4392 km (2745 miles).
The pilot had over 18,000 thousand hours behind him along with his first office which had 2,800
3 including infant
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