Malaysian Ailines 777 missing and reported crash into the sea.


Vietnam Navy says Malaysian plane crashed into the sea


20140308-171259.jpg6.21 pm: Vietnam Navy says Malaysian Airlines crashed off southern coast The Vietnam navy says that the Malaysian Airlines plane with 5 India passengers on board crashed into the South China Sea. However, the Malaysian officials have said are still not aware of the location of the crash.

6.12 pm: Oil slicks suspected to be from Malaysian Airlines found Reports suggest that Vietnam air force planes have found two oil slicks suspected to be from the missing Malaysian jetliner.

5.18 pm: Malaysian Airlines releases identities of Indian passengers Five Indians, including three from one family, and an Indian-origin Canadian were among the 239 people on board the Beijing-bound Malaysian Airlines plane that went missing and is presumed to have crashed today. The five have been identified as Chetna Kolekar, Swanand Kolekar, Suresh Kolekar, Chandrika Sharma and Prahlad Shirsatha, Indian Embassy in Beijing said. One Indian-origin Canadian Muktesh Mukherjee was also on board the flight. Other details of the Indians on board were not immediately available.


4:00 pm: Malaysia Airline say there’s still no luck in locating the aircraft In a brief statement on Twitter, Malaysia Airlines said that they still have no information about the missing aircraft: We understand everyone’s concern on MH370 pax & crew. We’re accelerating every effort with all relevant authorities to locate the aircraft.

2:15 pm: Airline says still no clue about missing aircraft Malaysia Airlines has issued a new statement in which it has said that it has still been unable to locate the missing flight MH370. “We are still trying to locate the current location of the flight based on the last known position of the aircraft.

malaysa route crash 777We are working with the International search and rescue teams in trying to locate the aircraft. So far, we have not received any emergency signals or distress messages from MH370. We are working with authorities and assure that all sources are deployed to assist with the search and rescue mission,” the airline said. Malaysia Airlines also clarified that the error happy wheels in the nationalities of the passengers had resulted in the airline initially not mentioning that five Indians were missing. “Please take note that the earlier statement did not include the number of Indian nationals. This was due to confusion between the country code of Indonesia and India,” the airline said. The airline said it wouldn’t release the names of the passengers until they had made contact with the relatives of all the missing passengers. 1:20 pm: Malaysia says it is confirming with Vietnam navy about crash The Star Online reports that the Malaysian Navy is presently talking with the Vietnamese Navy to verify the report of its flight to Beijing having crashed. The report quoted the Malaysian defence minister as saying that they have no verification of the wreckage presently.

12:25 pm: Five Indians on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight Malaysia Airlines says 5 Indians on board missing flight to Beijing. While it was initially stated that there were no Indians on board, Malaysia Airlines has amended the list to state that there were five Indians among the crew and passengers of the airline. AFP quotes Faridah Shuib, a spokeswoman for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency as saying that Malaysian authorities have dispatched a plane, two helicopters and four vessels to search seas off its east coast in the South China Sea. The Philippines says it is sending three navy patrol boats and a surveillance plane to help efforts. 12:15 pm: Malaysia Airlines says they have no information on flight yet In a brief statement that the airline has issued, it said that it has not received any confirmation on the fact that the flight has crashed. “We are currently working with international authorities on the search and rescue mission and as at 1400 hours (1130 IST), 08 March 2014, we have no information on the location of the airline,” Malaysia Airlines said in its statement.

11:35 am: Details about crash very unclear presently Reuters quoted Admiral Ngo Van Phat telling the website of official news site Tuoi Tre said, “At the moment there are no Vietnamese navy boats in that area so we have to ask boats from Phu Quoc island to be prepared for rescue.” Tho Chu and Phu Quoc lie to the southwest of southern Vietnam. Reuters reports it was not immediately clear how the Admiral knew where the plane had crashed or whether wreckage had been spotted. The plane last had contact with air traffic controllers 120 nautical miles off the east coast of the Malaysian town of Kota Bharu, Malaysia Airlines had said.

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