Posted: 8 March, 2014
Seven Australians confirmed to be on the Malaysian Airlines flight to Beijing
Malaysia Airlines have confirmed that seven Australians are among the 239 people on board flight flight MH370.
The Malaysia Airlines flight bound contact with air traffic control and is still missing.
The Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200 aircraft, lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 5.40am (AEST).
“The flight was carrying 227 passengers (including two infants), 12 crew members,” the airline said in a statement.
Malaysia Airlines said the passengers were from 14 different nationalities.
“It is our understanding there are Australian passengers on board,” a Malaysian Airlines spokesman told News Corp Australia.
A total of 153 passnegers were Chinese nationals.
There were also 38 from Malaysia, 12 from Indonesia, three from France, two from New Zealand, four from the USA, two from Ukraine, two Canadians, two Russians, one Italian, one from Taiwan, one from The Netherlands and one from Austria.
“Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their search and rescue team to locate the aircraft,” Malaysia Airlines said.