China launches emergency mechanism after Malaysian flight carrying 160 Chinese lost contact
                 English.news.cn | 2014-03-08 10:20:16 | Editor: Yang Yi

 

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A Malaysian passenger plane carrying 239 people, including 227 passengers and 12 crew members, has lost contact with air traffic control after leaving Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, the carrier said Saturday. This undated file photo from the internet shows a Malaysia Airlines' Boeing 777 passenger plane. (Xinhua)

BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) -- China has launched an emergency mechanism after a flight carrying some 160 Chinese lost contact with air controllers earlier Saturday.

"We are very worried after learning the news. We are trying to get in touch with relevant parties to check it out," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said in a written statement on Saturday morning.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry and Chiese embassies in Malaysia and Vietnam have launched an emergency mechanism.

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Malaysian passenger plane with 239 people aboard loses contact with air traffic control, including 160 Chinese nationals

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BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) -- A flight from Malaysia to Beijing has lost contact, China's Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) confirmed Saturday.

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