- Posted March 8, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Malaysia Airlines' Search & Rescue Begins
Malaysia Airlines flight 370 suddenly vanished and lost conact with ATC en route to Beijing with 239 people aboard. The Malaysia flight was a Boeing 777, and was just around 12 years old.
The airline, speaking several hours after the plane had been due to land in the Chinese capital, said it was still to early to say whether the aircraft had crashed. What we also know is that it dissappeared just east of The Gulf of Thailand.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with all the affected passengers and crew and their family members," said Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, the airlines' group chief executive officer.