Transcript for Search Underway for Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane Carrying 239 passengers
As a late breaking story that's our lead -- -- -- -- 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 triple seven with just two hours into its flight when the airline announced it had lost radar contact with the jet -- 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 -- Vietnam. On -- 227 passengers two of which were infants 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 -- 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.
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