Malaysia Airlines plane still missing

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Saturday, March 8, 2014

BEIJING (AP) -- A Malaysia Airlines official says there is still no indication of what happened to one of its jetliners that disappeared from radar while flying from Malaysia to Beijing.

Malaysia Airlines says it lost contact with a flight Friday afternoon after it left Kuala Lumpur.

The Boeing plane was carry 239 people, including at least three Americans.

At a news conference in Beijing, the CEO of Malaysia Airlines subsidiary Firefly airlines says the Boeing 777 was inspected 10 days ago and was "in proper condition."

Airline officials say the plane had about seven and a half hours worth of fuel.

Vietnamese air force planes searching for the aircraft have spotted two large oil slicks off the southern tip of Vietnam.

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