Malaysia Airlines has issued a distress call saying it has lost communication with Flight MH370, which is carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew.
Flight MH370 reportedly lost contact wit Subang air traffic control at 2:40 am on Saturday (18:40 GMT Friday). The Boeing 777-200 aircraft came from the Malaysian capital and was bound for Beijing.
Flight MH370 left Kuala Lumpur at 12:41 am on Saturday (16:41 GMT Friday) and was expected to touchdown in Beijing at 6:30 am on Saturday (22:30 GMT Friday).
Malaysia Airlines has told reporters it was “working with the authorities who activated their search and rescue team to locate the aircraft.”