1. search and rescue

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MIA

    KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA:  In this photograph taken 07 January 2006, a child (C) watches several Malaysia Airlines aircraft from the observation deck of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. Malaysia Airlines has begun moves to sell off its headquarters located on prime land in Kuala Lumpur as part of plans to restructure the troubled national carrier, a report said 14 January. AFP PHOTO/TENGKU BAHAR  (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)


    Malaysia Airlines lost contact with a plane heading to Beijing with 239 people on board around 2:40 a.m. local time. The flight went missing around two hours after departing from Kuala Lumpur, and was supposed to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. "Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their search and rescue team to locate the aircraft," the airline said.

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