Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Plane Crashes in South China Sea Off Vietnam With 239 Passengers

Malaysia Airlines has confirmed that a plane of theirs carrying 239 people has gone missing. The jet took off from Kuala Lumpur and bound for Beijing. The 239 people on board is comprised of 227 passengers and 12 crew members. Among the passengers are two infants.

The passengers were of 14 different nationalities. Most of them are Chinese (153), Malaysians (38), and Indonesians (12). The other passengers are from Australia, France, United States of America, New Zealand, Ukraine, Canada, Russia, Italy, Taiwan, the Netherlands, and Austria.

Reuters has reported that the pane has crashed on the South China Sea off Vietnam. "A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew crashed in the South China Sea on Saturday, Vietnamese state media said, quoting a senior naval official." Reuters reported.

Here are the latest updates from Malaysia Airlines:

A news report about the missing plane on Anderson Cooper 360: