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MH370: still missing

Updated: 2014-03-09
By Andrew Xing (chinadaily.com.cn)
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It has been more than 24 hours since we last heard from MH370. The search and rescue team is yet to determine the whereabouts of the Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
There were no reports of bad weather and no sign why the aircraft would have vanished from radar screens about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing.
There were no indications of sabotage nor claims of a terrorist attack. But the passenger manifest issued by the airline included the names of two Europeans - Austrian Christian Kozel and Italian Luigi Maraldi - who, according to their foreign ministries, were not in fact on the plane.
A crash, if confirmed, would likely mark the U.S.-built airliner's deadliest incident since entering service 19 years ago. It would also be the second fatal accident involving a Boeing 777 in less than a year.

It has been more than 24 hours since we last heard from MH370. The search and rescue team is yet to determine the whereabouts of the Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

There were no reports of bad weather and no sign why the aircraft would have vanished from radar screens about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing.

There were no indications of sabotage nor claims of a terrorist attack. But the passenger manifest issued by the airline included the names of two Europeans - Austrian Christian Kozel and Italian Luigi Maraldi - who, according to their foreign ministries, were not in fact on the plane.

A crash, if confirmed, would likely mark the U.S.-built airliner's deadliest incident since entering service 19 years ago. It would also be the second fatal accident involving a Boeing 777 in less than a year.

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