Malaysia Airlines has amended the list to state that there were five Indians among the crew and passengers of the airline. There were 239 passengers aboard, most of them from China.
Vietnam media said that the plane crashed into the sea at a location 153 miles South of Phu Quoc island. However, Malaysian government has denied these reports.
There were 239 passengers aboard, most of them from China
Malaysia Airlines, on Saturday morning, had said it was working with the authorities who have dispatched search and rescue team to locate the plane. According to the airline, the flight had lost contact with Malaysian air traffic controllers at 2.40am, just over two hours into the flight.
Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported that the plane disappeared from radar while it was in Vietnamese sky.
The aircraft came into service in 2002. Malaysia has 15 Boeing 777 - 200 series. Vice President operations control Fuad sharuji said the airlines had got in touch with five of its flights in air to see if they had heard from the missing plane but they had got no response. Several ATC of nearby countries had also been contacted by the airline, Fuad said. The aircraft had a Code share with China southern airline. The plane had entered Vietnamese airspace when it lost control.
(With PTI inputs)