A massive search and rescue operation is underway in Southeast Asia for the Malaysia Airlines flight with 239 people on board lost contact with air traffic controllers.
The airline said there are 227 passengers, including two adult Americans and an infant, on board the Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
Flight MH370 departed Kuala Lumpur at 12:55 a.m. local time Saturday, and was scheduled to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m., the airline said. It went missing two hours into the flight and disappeared off the radar.
Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said there was no indication that the pilots sent a distress signal. The fact that there was apparently no call for help suggests that whatever happened to the flight occurred quickly.
The Vietnamese government reported Saturday that air force pilots spotted large oil slicks off the southern Vietnamese coast, according to The Associated Press. There was no confirmation that the slicks were related to the missing plane, but the statement saidRead More »from Malaysia Airlines Flight Vanishes, Massive Search Underway