posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 09:13 PM
The 2nd Press Release from Malaysia Airlines is pretty conclusive, unfortunately. The language has changed from "missing" to "We regret to inform
you" and referring to the plane and passengers in the past-tense.
Saturday, March 08, 09:05 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 2nd Media Statement
We deeply regret that we have lost all contacts with flight MH370 which departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing. The
aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time. Subang Air Traffic Control reported that it lost contact
at 2.40am (local Malaysia time) today.
Flight MH370 was operated on a Boeing B777-200 aircraft. The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227
passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 13 different nationalities. Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the
authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft. Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and
Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support. Our thoughts and prayers are with all
affected passengers and crew and their family members. The airline will provide regular updates on the situation.
The public may contact +603 7884 1234. For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.
For the next-of-kin, please inform them to to Anjung Tinjau, Level 5, KLIA. Our staff will be there to assist. Transport will be provided to go to the
South Support Zone Facility building for the next-of-kin.
Or next-of-kin may head straight to the Support Facility Building at KLIA’s South Support Zone.