SEPANG: As of 4.30pm, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) was still unable to establish any contact or determine the whereabouts of flight MH370.
Earlier Saturday, Subang Air Traffic Control had lost contact with the aircraft at 1.30am. The last known position of MH370 before it disappeared off the radar was 065515 North (longitude) and 1033443 East (latitude).
“We are working with the International search and rescue teams in trying to locate the aircraft,” a statement by released by MAS read.
“So far, we have not received any emergency signals or distress messages from MH370. We are working with authorities and assure that all resources are deployed to assist with the search and rescue mission.”
MAS said that the passenger manifest would not be released until all families of the passengers had been informed.
MH370 had a total of 239 passengers onboard, comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants) and 12 crew members.
The statement said the airline’s “Go Team” had been dispatched to Beijing with a team of caregivers and volunteers to assist family members of the passengers.
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