Malaysian Airlines lose contact with passenger Boeing with 239 people aboard

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Malaysian Airlines said on Saturday it has lost contacts with a Boeing 777-200 jet with 227 passengers and 12 crew members, ITAR-TASS reported.

The passenger jet was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared from radars at 02:40 local time.

According to the air company, a Russian citizen was on board.

Malaysian authorities have already started a search and rescue operation.

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