Transcript for Search Underway for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight
Good evening just as we come on the air tonight there is a late breaking story -- -- our lead stories have returned right away for details to ABC's Cynthia McFadden. Thank you Diane breaking news tonight a search is currently -- -- from Malaysia airlines flight with 239. People on board. That is gone missing on its way to Beijing. We turn out ABC's David -- in Washington for details David. The Malaysia air -- seven was just two hours into its flight when the airline announced it had lost radar contact with the jetliner. This jet took off from wall along -- on its way to Beijing it was supposed to land for hours ago in the Chinese capital. One report suggests that the loss of contact came over the airspace of Vietnam. On -- 227 passengers two of which were -- and twelve crew members a total of 239. Souls on board. Malaysia airlines says it is now working with local authorities to send out a search and rescue team to look for survivors. This is very rare for an airplane to disappear. Is not normal I I think we have at this hour every reason to expect that this is not going to be -- good outcome the CEO of Malaysia airlines released a statement saying quote. We deeply regret that we have lost all contacts with flight and H 370. Bound for Beijing. The triple seven has a good safety record and the country of Malaysia as itself. Has a good record as well Diane.
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