Malaysia Airlines Says Plane Carrying 239 People Missing

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - China's state news agency is reporting that the Malaysia Airlines aircraft has lost contact over Vietam.

Malaysia Airlines said Saturday it lost communication with a plane carrying 239 people on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and search and rescue teams were trying to locate the aircraft.

According to China's Xinhua News Agency, the plane lost communication over Vietnam with the control department in the Ho Chi Minh area at 1:20 a.m. Saturday and that radar contact also was lost.

The plane was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members.