BY | March 9, 2014

Source: NVONews.Com

Relatives are wailing and the officials are clueless so far. Malaysia Airlines missing plane MH370 status unclear. Here is fact sheet and update

Malaysian Airlines MAS flight MH370 is still missing. There is no trace of it and 239 passengers of numerous nationalities that were travelling on it to Beijing.

This disappearance of an airplane running at its full capacity seems to be among the most tragic incident in the history of civilian aviation across the world.

Till the last updates came in there were no confirmed reports about its sightings, though in many places in South China Sea a frantic search was on to locate the missing plane and its passengers.

While the passengers’ relatives and airlines officials are worried about the passengers’ whereabouts and are awaiting the worse, there is no clear word on the fate of people that included highest number of Chinese and Malaysian passengers.

Then there were passengers of many other nationalities including American, Australian, Indian and Indonesians.

Reports suggest that the problem with the plane started very early after taking off from the Malaysian Capital Kuala Lumpur. Airlines officials have said that the connection with the ill fated MAS flight MH370.

Now the wait for any miraculous escape of passengers on the MAS flight MH370 has also ended with reports denying speculations that the plane had landed somewhere in China or Vietnam. The plane was bound for Beijing. The Boeing 777-200 aircraft was carrying 239 passengers along with 12 crew members.

Reports from Malaysian Airlines office in Kuala Lumpur said that the flight MH 370 departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 12.41am. The flight was expected to land in Beijing, China six hours later.

Malaysian Airlines that seems to be stunned by the unfortunate incident in a press release said “MAS is working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft…Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.”

Chinese, Vietnamese and navies of other nations in the region have already launched a hunt for the ill-fated plane.

Meanwhile there are reports that there may be some foul play too behind the disappearance. Reports suggested that two people who were enlisted to be on the plane were not on the plane and were safe somewhere else and the two had reported their passports lost sometimes ago. Ahmad Jauhari Yahya CEO of the airlines said, “We are not ruling out anything…As far as we are concerned right now, it’s just a report.” Another official said, “At this time, we have not identified this as an act of terrorism…While the stolen passports are interesting, they don’t necessarily say to us that this was a terrorism act.” So confusion is prevailing in the case as of now.

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