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Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 Missing
Saturday 8th March 2014 at 08:58
A Boeing 777-200 of Malaysia Airlines (registration 9M-MRO) with 227 passengers and twelve crew members on board is apparently plunged into the Gulf of Thailand. The aircraft was operating flight MH370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when the radar contact to 02:40 local time was lost.
According to information Malaysian air traffic control lost contact with the plane about 160 miles north-east of Kota Bharu (Malaysia).
Both Malaysian and Vietnamese and Chinese search and rescue teams are on the road to suspected crash site along the flight path of the crashed plane.
Boeing is assembling a team to provide technical assistance to investigating authorities.
9M-MRO was delivered to Malaysia Airlines in 2002 and was one of fifteen operated by the airline deployed to fly medium-to-long-haul routes. The aircraft is powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 892 engines, configured with 35 business and 247 economy class seats equipped with Audio Video On Demand (AVOD) in all traveling classes and angled, lie-flat seats in Golden Club Class.
Report by Derek Pedley