Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane crash site still undeterminedBy Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Mar 8, 2014 in Asia, Travel, World •
The Malaysia Airlines plane, Flight MH 370, presumed to have crashed is still missing as of Saturday evening, March 8, 2014. Boeing 777-200ER flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was reportedly carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members.
Reports say that about 160 passengers of the Malaysia airlines plane were Chinese nationals.
In a statement posted at the official government website of Vietnam, it said that “The plane lost contact in Ca Mau province airspace before it had entered contact with Ho Chi Minh City air traffic control.”
Navy Admiral Ngo Van Phat, Commander of Region 5, was quoted earlier saying that military radar reported that the plane crashed into the sea at a location 246 km south of Phu Quoc island.
However, Malaysia‘s transport minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein denied the plane crash report. Hussein advised family members of the passengers on board the missing MAS plane to stay calm and ignore speculation. According to Hussein, “We are doing everything in our power to locate the plane. We are doing everything we can to ensure every possible angle has been addressed. We are looking for accurate information from the Malaysian military. They are waiting for information from the Vietnamese side.”
Several countries have already send their search and rescue teams to help in locating the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. A joint search and rescue operation is being conducted by Malaysia and Vietnam. China and the Philippines deployed their ships to located the plane in the South China Sea area.
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