The Malaysian Airline plane that vanished from radar screens Friday during a flight to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 aboard remained missing Saturday, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said.
Search operations midway between Malaysia and Vietnam’s southern coast were being intensified for the aircraft carrying 239 passengers and crew, and Vietnamese air force planes reported spotting two large oil slicks off the southern tip of Vietnam that could indicate a crash.
Relatives of the 154 Chinese nationals on the flight gathered at a hotel in Beijing to await news, CNN reports.
Flight MH370 departed from the Malaysian capital about 12:40 a.m. local time and was scheduled to arrive in Beijing at 6:30 a.m., the airline said in statements today. A search is under way for the Boeing Co. 777-200 aircraft, the airline said. Passengers are from 13 countries…
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