KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (AP) - Malaysia airlines says it has lost contact with a plane carrying 227 passengers and 12-crew on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
The airline says that flight MH370 has lost contact with Subang air traffic control at 2:40 a.m. Saturday.
The flight is operated on the Boeing 777-200 aircraft. It departed Kuala Lumpur at 12:41 a.m. Saturday and was expected to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. the same day.
The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members.
UPDATE: Vietnam spots oil slicks in hunt for missing jet
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (AP) - Vietnamese Air Force planes have spotted two large oil slicks that authorities suspect are from a Malaysian jetliner that went missing early Saturday.
A Vietnamese government statement says the slicks were spotted off the southern tip of Vietnam. The slicks were each between 10 kilometers (6 miles) and 15 kilometers (9 miles) long.
The statement said the slicks were consistent with the kinds that would be left by fuel from a crashed jetliner.
The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 disappeared from radar screens with 239 people on board en route to Beijing.