Radar contact lost with Malaysian flight in Vietnam airspace: Xinhua

BEIJING Fri Mar 7, 2014 8:44pm EST

BEIJING (Reuters) - Radar contact with a Malaysian Airlines aircraft that has gone missing on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was lost in airspace controlled by Vietnam in the early hours of Saturday morning, China's Xinhua news agency said.

The aircraft did not enter airspace controlled by China and did not make contact with Chinese controllers, Xinhua added, in a report on one of its official microblogs.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard)

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