BREAKING: Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with Boeing 777

Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with a flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members en route to Beijing.

The airline said in a statement that flight MH370 disappeared at 02:40 local time on Saturday (18:40 GMT on Friday).

It was expected to land in Beijing at 06:30 (22:30 GMT).

“Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their search and rescue team to locate the aircraft,” the carrier said.

The Boeing B777-200 aircraft was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members. Continue reading