A Boeing 777-200 reported to be carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew headed from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing cannot be reached.

From the company’s Facebook post:

Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 has lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today (8 March 2014).

Flight MH370, operated on the B777-200 aircraft, departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am on 8 March 2014. MH370 was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am the same day. The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members.

Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.

The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. Meanwhile, the public may contact +603 7884 1234 for further info.



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Yahoo Singapore is reporting that the Vietnam navy confirms the flight crashed into the ocean.

Twitchy will continue to update this post when more details are known.