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  • *Kuala Lumpur- Beijing flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew. *Malaysia, Vietnam and China helping in search efforts. KUALA LUMPUR/ HANOI, March 8- A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew went missing in area near the South China Sea on Saturday as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and was presumed to have crashed.

  • BEIJING, March 8- Chinese relatives of passengers on a Malaysia Airlines flight missing between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing on Saturday angrily accused the airline of keeping them in the dark, while state media criticised the carrier's poor response. Malaysia Airlines said at least 152 of the 227 passengers on flight MH370 were Chinese.

  • MUMBAI, March 8- Malaysia Airlines, the operator of Flight MH370 that went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday, has established a record as one of the Asia-Pacific's best full-service carriers in terms of safety and service despite some recent financial problems.

  • BEIJING, March 8- Chinese relatives of passengers on a Malaysia Airlines flight missing between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing on Saturday angrily accused the airline of keeping them in the dark, while state media criticised the carrier's poor response. Malaysia Airlines said at least 152 of the 227 passengers on flight MH370 were Chinese.

  • *Kuala Lumpur- Beijing flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew. *Malaysia, Vietnam and China helping in search efforts. Vietnamese state media, quoting a senior naval official, had reported that the Boeing 777-200 ER flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had crashed off south Vietnam.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, March 8- Malaysian naval vessels saw no immediate sign of wreckage when they reached the maritime area off the country's northeast coast where a missing Malaysia Airlines flight last made contact on Saturday, a senior rescue official said.

  • MUMBAI, March 8- Malaysia Airlines, operator of Flight MH370 that went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday, has established a record as one of the Asia-Pacific's best full-service carriers in terms of safety and service despite some recent financial problems.

  • *Kuala Lumpur- Beijing flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew. *Malaysia, Vietnam and China helping in search efforts.

  • Malaysia Airlines flights to continue as normal-CEO Saturday, 8 Mar 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHTS TO CONTINUE AS NORMAL-CEO@. SEPANG, Malaysia March 8- Malaysia Airlines will continue to run other flights as normal, its chief executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said on Saturday, after one if its plane bound for Beijing went missing.

  • SEPANG, Malaysia, March 8- Malaysian authorities have not confirmed that a Malaysia Airlines flight, carrying 239 passengers and crew, had crashed after it went missing over the South China Sea, Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussein said on Saturday.

  • *Malaysia, Vietnam and China helping in search efforts. The Boeing 777-200 ER flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had been missing for hours when Vietnam's Tuoi Tre news quoted Admiral Ngo Van Phat as saying he had asked boats from an island off south Vietnam to rush to the crash site.

  • Anxious searching after Malaysian flight vanishes Saturday, 8 Mar 2014 | 12:24 AM ET
    A possible relative cries at the Beijing Airport after news of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane in Beijing on March 8, 2014.

    With Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 still missing, officials are casting a wide net as they search for the Boeing aircraft. The 227 passengers include employees from Freescale Semiconductor and IBM.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, March 8- A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing over the South China Sea on Saturday, prompting China to send ships to scour the water for possible wreckage.

  • *Malaysia Airlines flight loses contact between 1-2 hours after takeoff. *Kuala Lumpur- Beijing flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew.

  • BEIJING, March 8- China is helping locate a Malaysia Airlines aircraft which has gone missing on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, Chinese state television said on one of its official microblogs.

  • BEIJING, March 8- China has not at present received reports of any crashed plane in Chinese waters, state television said on one of its official microblogs, after a Malaysian Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was reported missing.

  • BEIJING, March 8- 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.

  • March 8- Malaysia Airlines said it had lost contact with a flight carrying 227 passengers from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday, according to a statement on the company's Facebook page.

  • MALAYSIA AIRLINES SAYS IT HAS LOST CONTACT WITH A FLIGHT CARRYING 227 PASSENGERS FROM KUALA LUMPUR TO BEIJING.

  • The cracks have not been found on in-service planes and therefore posed no flight risk, and the problem will not alter Boeing's plans to deliver 110 787 s this year, the Chicago- based aerospace and defense giant said. However, Boeing said the cracks could delay by a few weeks the date when airlines can take delivery of their new planes.

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