Malaysia Airlines plane missing with more than 200 passengers on board
A Malaysia Airline plane is missing with 200 passengers.
The airline lost contact with the B777-200 aircraft after it departed Kuala Lumpur shortly after 12.40am local time on Saturday.
It was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am.
Flight MH370 was carrying 227 passengers including two infants and 12 crew members.
An unconfirmed report from a flight tracking website said the plane had plunged more than 200 metres and changed course in the last minute that it had transmitted data.
There have also been reports that it is the same type of plane involved in the Asiana crash last July in San Fransico.
The airline will provide regular updates on the situation.
More to come