Malaysia Airlines plane crashes into Gulf of Thailand

MH370The Vietnamese Navy confirmed on March 8 that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing crashed into the Gulf of Thailand 153 kilometers south of Phu Quoc island.

The plane has gone missing from the radar approximately one hour after it took off in the Malaysian capital. The plane carried 239 people, including two infants. The reason for the crash is not yet clear. The were no bad weather conditions and the pilot has been in service for many years.

Passengers and crew were from 14 different nationalities:

1.    China – 152 plus 1 infant

2.    Malaysia – 38

3.    Indonesia – 12

4.    Australia – 7

5.    India – 5

6.    France – 3

7.    United States of America – 3 plus 1 infant

8.    New Zealand – 2

9.    Ukraine – 2

10.    Canada – 2

11.  Russia – 1

12.  Italy – 1

13.  Taiwan – 1

14.  Netherlands – 1

15.  Austria – 1

“The lack of communications suggests to me that something most unfortunate has happened,” said Mary Schiavo, former inspector general of the US Department of Transportation, in an interview with CNN International.



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The Vietnamese Navy confirmed on March 8 that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing crashed into the Gulf of Thailand 153 kilometers south of Phu Quoc island. The plane has gone missing from the radar approximately one hour after it took off in the Malaysian capital. The plane carried 239 people, including two infants. The reason for the crash is not yet clear. The were no bad weather conditions and the pilot has been in service for many years. Passengers and crew were from 14 different nationalities: 1.    China - 152 plus 1 infant...

MH370The Vietnamese Navy confirmed on March 8 that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing crashed into the Gulf of Thailand 153 kilometers south of Phu Quoc island.

The plane has gone missing from the radar approximately one hour after it took off in the Malaysian capital. The plane carried 239 people, including two infants. The reason for the crash is not yet clear. The were no bad weather conditions and the pilot has been in service for many years.

Passengers and crew were from 14 different nationalities:

1.    China – 152 plus 1 infant

2.    Malaysia – 38

3.    Indonesia – 12

4.    Australia – 7

5.    India – 5

6.    France – 3

7.    United States of America – 3 plus 1 infant

8.    New Zealand – 2

9.    Ukraine – 2

10.    Canada – 2

11.  Russia – 1

12.  Italy – 1

13.  Taiwan – 1

14.  Netherlands – 1

15.  Austria – 1

“The lack of communications suggests to me that something most unfortunate has happened,” said Mary Schiavo, former inspector general of the US Department of Transportation, in an interview with CNN International.



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