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Malaysia Airlines plane missing, presumed crashed in South China Sea

CHINA, BEIJING : People stand beside the arrival board showing the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane (on top and in red) at Beijing Airport on March 8, 2014. Malaysia and Vietnam on March 8 led a search for a Malaysia Airlines jet that has gone missing over Southeast Asia, as fears mounted over the fate of the 239 people aboard. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

Families wait for news of missing Malaysia Airlines flight

Family members of those aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 began gathering at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing after news that Malaysia Airlines Boeing B777-200 aircraft had lost contact. The plane was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew, and lost contact with air traffic controllers early on Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the airline said in a statement. (AP, AFP, Reuters)

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