Malaysia Airlines loses contact with Beijing-bound flight carrying 227
March 8 (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines said it had lost contact with a flight carrying 227 passengers from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday, according to a statement on the company's Facebook page.
The Boeing B777-200 aircraft departed Kuala Lumpur at 12:41 a.m. and was expected to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. The flight lost contact with air traffic control at 2:40 a.m.
The flight was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants and 12 crew members.