Breaking news: MAS flight to Beijing missing

MAS loses contact with MH370 after it departed Kuala Lumpur shortly after 12.40am local time on Saturday.

B777-200 Boeing Malaysian Airlines

Early this morning, news reports have reported that an MAS flight bound for Beijing has lost contact with air controllers shortly after take off. It was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am.

The flight was carrying over 200 passengers that included two infants and 12 crew members.

So far, there have been no further press statements from MAS besides the flight being reported missing and they are deploying all available resources to locate and track the missing flight.

At this time, search and rescue teams have been sent out to search the last known area the flight was spotted at.

Malaysia Airlines said in a statement that it was working with the authorities who have activated their search and rescue team to locate the aircraft.
Some news sites had listed the plane as having landed at 6.10am in Beijing but Malaysian Airlines issued the statement to report it was missing at 7.54am.