Missing MAS flight: Plane went missing over Vietnamese airspace, Vietnam government says

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  • Saturday, 08 Mar 2014

PETALING JAYA: The Boeing 777-200 plane bound for Beijing which went missing Saturday morning disappeared in Vietnamese airspace, the Vietnamese government confirms.

A statement on their official site says that Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 entered Vietnamese airspace for one minute before losing contact.

“The aircraft position could not be detected,” read the statement, adding that the signal was lost while in Ca Mau province airspace.

Quoting Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan, an official with the defence ministry, the statement said the aircraft was meant to transfer to Ho Chi Minh City air traffic control at 1.22am local time, but never appeared.

The crew did not communicate with air traffic control.

Vietnamese search and rescue forces are currently searching for the plane and coordinating with Chinese and Malaysian officials.
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