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Malaysia Airlines plane goes missing with 227 passengers, 2 infants, and 12 crew members

By Alicia Mayle,

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, carrying 227 passengers, 2 infants, and 12 crew members, has gone missing after it departed from Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing. The plane was supposed to land in Beijing around 6:30 a.m. local time, but has not arrived.

The airline announced that they lost communication with the plane around 12:41 a.m. and their top priority is to find the plane.

The airline is taking on the task of contacting next of kin of the passengers, according to USA Today.

The airline has released a statement saying that their “thoughts and prayers” were with the passengers.

An unconfirmed report has come in that the plane plunged 200 meters, and another report came in from China saying that the flight never entered their airspace, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

No distress calls were made since the plane was lost. The airline is making every effort to find the missing plane and its passengers.

For more information, the public can call the airline at 011-60-603-7884-1234.

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