Published : 2014-03-08 10:24
Updated : 2014-03-09 10:25
Malaysia and Vietnam launched searches on Saturday for a Malaysia Airlines flight that lost contact with traffic controllers, as fears mounted over the fate of the 239 people aboard.
Vietnamese state media said citing a Navy official that the Kuala Lumpur-Beijing bound Flight MH370 had crashed into the sea, some 240 kilometers off the coast of Vietnam's Tho Chu Island.
Vietnamese authorities said contact with Flight MH370 was lost near the country's airspace, but its exact location remained a mystery 12 hours after it went missing.
|A woman wipes her tears after walking out of the reception center and holding area for family and friend of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Saturday. (AP-Yonhap)|
By Oh Kyu-wook and from news reports